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ISCC for the sustainable energy sector


ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, biogenic wastes and residues, circular materials and renewables.

With currently over 8,000 valid certificates in more than 120 countries, ISCC is among the world’s largest certification systems. It has been developed through an open multi-stakeholder process and is governed by an association with more than 220 members, including research institutes and NGO’s. As a no-deforestation standard with a strong commitment to protect forests, high-carbon stock lands and biodiversity, ISCC strives for a world where biomass and other raw materials are produced in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.


Covered by the ISCC standard

Biofuels, recycled carbon fuels and renewable fuels of non-biological origin




ISCC proves compliance with legal requirements for biofuels/bioliquids in the European Union and other important energy markets

ISCC complies with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) of the European Commission. Since 2011, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) build the legal framework for the implementation of renewable energy targets for the transport sector in the European Union.

The Japanese Government recognises ISCC certification to verify compliance with the sustainability requirements for biofuels. Japan’s fuel policy allows ethanol based on Brazilian sugarcane, as well as US corn as raw materials designated for the domestic biofuel production. Please find the ISCC guidance document for deliveries of biofuels to Japan here under “ISCC PLUS”.

ISCC is in compliance with the Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation of Queensland. The Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation 2016 sets sustainability criteria for biofuels sold under Queensland’s biofuels mandate.

ISCC is registered as a certification system administrator by the Polish Agricultural Market Agency (ARR). With this registration ISCC fulfills the formal and legal requirements for certification schemes to operate as a certification system in Poland. Please click here for further information


Certification examples

ISCC certified biopropane

Primagaz France, a subsidiary of the family owned company SHV Energy, received its first ISCC EU and PLUS certificate in 2017. Since then, the innovative company has addressed its ISCC certified biopropane to the biofuels and energy market, as well as industrial applications (e.g. cosmetics). Biopropane, also known as BioLPG (LPG = liquefied petroleum gas), is a by-product in the biofuels manufacturing process.

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ISCC certified biodiesel

Argent Energy has made good use of London´s fatberg and turned it into biodiesel at its plant in Ellesmere Port near Liverpool. Argent Energy has been ISCC certified as producer of biodiesel since 2011 and has invested in new treatment plants to cope with such materials that block sewerage systems as a valuable source of renewable fuels.

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