06 September 2022

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We herewith inform you about updates and clarifications in the ISCC System. Please share this information with all relevant members of staff.

 

1. Update ISCC PLUS System Document

ISCC has updated the ISCC PLUS system document (v3.4). The summary of changes section provides a detailed overview of all changes. The ISCC PLUS system document is now available for public consultation here in the public consultation section of the ISCC website until 5th November 2022. We highly appreciate your feedback!

 

2. ISCC Materials

Certificates that have been issued prior the publication of this updated lists do not have to be amended retrospectively.

 

2.1. ISCC EU Material List

The following raw materials were added or adjusted in table one:

  • Animal fats from rendering*, additional information: This category covers animal fats generated in a rendering process. Animal fats from rendering are categorized according to EU Regulation 1069/2009. If there is no evidence regarding the category, the animal fats must be declared as “uncategorized”. The rendering of waste material from a meat production process is a legal requirement described in EU Regulation 1069/2009. Rendered animal fat is not the material that the rendering process directly seeks to produce, so that animal fat from rendering may be certified as waste or residue material
  • Feed waste*
  • Out of shelf-life disinfectant*, additional information: Ethanol disinfectant that has exceeded its shelf life and can no longer be used for its intended purpose. Fuel derived from synthetic isopropyl disinfectant is not eligible for RTFCs.
  • Biogenic fraction of end-of-life tyres*, additional information: Tyres are manufactured from a mixture of non-renewable petroleum products and natural rubber. Suppliers of fuel made from end-of-life tyres will need to have a Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS) regime in place, and will need to demonstrate how they have apportioned the biogenic fraction of the material in terms of the outputs from the conversion process of the tyres into fuel as the conversion process usually produces solid, liquid and gaseous fractions.
  • Sugar beet residues*, additional information: Tops, tails, chips and process water. Residual streams from the processing of sugar beet. Not including the “crown” of the sugar beet. Includes EP2, a low-grade run-off from sugar plants obtained after two sugar extractions.
  • Wet corn fiber*, additional information: Corn fiber that has been removed from the dry grind production process of manufacturing ethanol, before the fermentation step.

Please find the updated ISCC EU Material List here in the ISCC client section (login required).

 

2.2. ISCC PLUS Material List

The following raw materials were added or adjusted in table one:

  • Apples
  • Calamus palm (Rattan)
  • CO2, additional information: As specified in the ISCC PLUS system document (includes post-industrial, atmospheric and biogenic CO2)
  • End-of-life tyres (the fossil part), additional information: The biogenic fraction can be covered under ISCC EU
  • Husk ash
  • Lettuce (specification of lettuce), additional information: Can be further specified in brackets
  • Mint
  • Oil wastes and wastes of liquid fuels (specification of oil waste or waste of liquid fuel), additional information: Includes only fossil circular material. One of the following types must be specified in brackets: waste hydraulic oils; waste engine, gear and lubricating oils; waste insulating and heat transmission oils; bilge oils; waste fuel oil; waste diesel; waste petrol (e.g. Oil wastes and wastes of liquid fuels (waste engine, gear and lubricating oils)). All other specifications must be individually approved by ISCC.
  • Plastic waste (specification of polymer), additional information: The specification of polymer must be added in brackets (e.g. Plastic waste (PA) or Plastic waste (PS))
  • Waste butane gas

 

The following intermediates and final products were added or slightly adjusted in table two:

  • Acetylene
  • Acrylamide
  • C4 (specification of type), additional information: The type of C4 can be further specified in brackets (e.g. C4 (1-butene)). Further specifications include for example 2-butene, crude C4, hydro-treated C4, partially hydro-treated C4, Raffinate 1 / C4R1 (C4 without butadiene), Raffinate 2/C4R2 (C4 without butadiene and isobutylene), Raffinate 3/C4R3
  • C5 (specification of type), additional information: The type of C5 can be further specified in brackets (e.g. C5 (hydro-treated)). Further specifications include for example pentane, pentene, crude C5, mixed C5, hydro-treated C5, partially hydro-treated C5.
  • C6 (specification of type), additional information: The type of C6 can be further specified in brackets (e.g. C6 (1-hexene)). Further specifications include for example hexane, hexene, crude C6, mixed C6, hydro-treated C6, partially hydro-treated C6.
  • C7 (specification of type), additional information: The type of C7 can be further specified in brackets
  • C8 (specification of type), additional information: The type of C8 can be further specified in brackets (e.g. C8 (1-octene))
  • Crotonaldehyde
  • Diesel / FAME, additional information: Fatty acid methyl ester
  • Fertilizer, additional information: The input must originate from agricultural waste or residues
  • Furniture (specification of ISCC certified input material), additional information: The ISCC certified input material must be specified in brackets (e.g. Furniture (Rattan))
  • Glass (specification), additional information: Must be further specified e.g. (Glass (Glass fiber))
  • Hydrocarbon resin (specification of hydrocarbon resin), additional information: The type of Hydrocarbon resin must be specified in brackets (e.g. Hydrocarbon resin (hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene resin), Hydrocarbon resin (aliphatic hydrocarbon resin) or Hydrocarbon resin (hydrogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon resin))
  • Isoprene
  • Methane
  • Paramethoxyphenol
  • Phenolic aldehyde
  • Polysulfone (specification if needed), additional information: Can be further specified (e.g. Polysulfone (polyphenylsulfone)
  • Polyvinylidene difluoride
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Processed hazelnuts (specification of processing), additional information: The type of processing can be further specified in brackets
  • Processed oats (specification of processing), additional information: The type of processing can be further specified in brackets
  • Processed tomato (specification of processing), additional information: The type of processing can be further specified in brackets
  • PVAc, additional information: Polyvinyl acetate
  • Pyrolysis gas, additional information: Gaseous products of the pyrolysis process
  • Pyrolysis oil, additional information: Liquid products of the pyrolysis process
  • Silicon dioxide (circular), additional information: The silicon dioxide must come from biogenic sources, e.g. from the ash of biogenic materials like rice husks
  • Sorbic acid
  • Syngas (specification of carbon monoxide and hydrogen ratio), additional information: Syngas is composed of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The ratio must be specified in brackets, e.g. Syngas (X % carbon monoxide, Y % hydrogen)
  • Synthetic rubber, additional information: Can be further specified (e.g. Synthetic rubber (isoprene rubber), Synthetic rubber (butadiene rubber))
  • TDI, additional information: Toluene diisocyanate
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon (specification of unsaturated hydrocarbon), additional information: The number of carbon atoms must be specified in brackets (e.g. Unsaturated hydrocarbons (C6) or Unsaturated hydrocarbons (C9-C10))
  • Vinylidene fluoride

 

The following raw materials and intermediate/final products were deleted form ISCC PLUS material list table one or two:

  • Waste PA is from now on covered as Waste plastic (PA)
  • Waste PS is from now on covered as Waste plastic (PS)
  • 1-butene is from now on covered in C4 (specification of type)
  • 1-hexene is from now on covered in C6 (specification of type)
  • 1-octene is from now on covered in C8 (specification of type)
  • 2-butene is from now on covered in C4 (specification of type)
  • Butadiene rubber (BR) is from now on covered in Synthetic rubber
  • Crude C4 is from now on covered in C4 (specification of type)
  • Hydrogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon resin is from now on covered in Hydrocarbon resin (specification of hydrocarbon resin)
  • Raffinate 1 / C4R1 (C4 without butadiene) is from now on covered in C4 (specification of type)
  • Raffinate 2/C4R2 (C4 without butadiene and isobutylene) is from now on covered in C4 (specification of type)
  • Silicon dioxide (circular) was moved from table one (raw materials) to table two (intermediate/final products)
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbons C8-C12 is from now on covered in Hydrocarbon resin (specification of hydrocarbon resin)

Please find the updated ISCC PLUS Material List here in the ISCC client section (login required).