Certification Scheme: ISCC EU

ISCC EU has been fully recognised by the European Commission since 2011. With ISCC EU certification the compliance with the legal requirements for the sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings criteria for sustainable fuels and the production of electricity, heating and cooling from biomass set out in the renewed Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) for all Member States of the European Union can be verified. ISCC EU certification covers the raw materials and fuels as stated in the RED II:

  • Agricultural and forest biomass, waste and residues (including agricultural, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry residues), lignocellulosic and non-food cellulosic materials for the production of biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels, including advanced biofuels and biogas for transport (i.e. biofuels and biogas produced from feedstocks listed in Part A of Annex IX of the RED II) and biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels with a low risk or a high risk of indirect land-use change (iLUC).
  • Liquid and solid waste streams of non-renewable origin or waste processing and exhaust gas of non-renewable origin for the production of recycled carbon fuels.
  • Energy derived from renewable sources other than biomass for the production of renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of nonbiological origin.

ISCC certification goes beyond the legal requirements of the RED II as it covers additional ecological and social requirements.

Market / Scope of Application

  • Sustainable fuels used for transport, electricity, heating and cooling and the production of electricity, heating and cooling from biomass in the European Union. Covering biofuels, bioliquids, biomass fuels, advanced fuels, low ilUC risk fuels, RFNBOs* and recycled carbon fuels*.

*Recognition pending


  • Recognised by the European Commission (EC) to demonstrate compliance with the sustainability and GHG emission saving criteria of the RED II
  • Recognised by the United Kingdom under the renewable transport fuel obligation (RTFO).
  • Recognised under the Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation of Queensland, Australia.

Acceptance of other Schemes

  • All voluntary schemes and national schemes that are formally recognised by the European Commission in the framework of the RED II.

Materials Covered

  • All types of agricultural and forest biomass, biogenic waste and residues, non-biological renewables and recycled carbon-based materials.

Voluntary Add-ons

  • “Add-on 205-01 – GHG Emission Requirements” is mandatory under ISCC EU.
  • Other ISCC Add-ons are applicable.