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. ISCC Communication regarding the Union Database

The RED II envisions the application of a “Union database” (UDB) for biofuels and bioliquids (see Art. 28(2) Directive (EU) 2018/2001 – RED II). The database aims to ensure the tracing of liquid and gaseous transport fuels that are eligible for being counted towards the share of renewable energy in the transport sector in any Member State. The database is currently being developed by the European Commission (EC). Once it has started its official operation, relevant system users are required to provide specified information to the UDB on sustainability and GHG emissions savings characteristics that are related to batches of sustainable material transferred along the supply chain.

ISCC is an active participant in workshops and is in continuous discussions about the UDB with the EC and other stakeholders. ISCC has already set up a database to facilitate the process of data provision for system users and is working to link this database to the UDB, i.e. ISCC will also facilitate the process as service provider (SP). As soon as the development process by the EC has proceeded so that the role of the SP and its interaction with the UDB is more clearly defined, ISCC may reach out to system users to participate in pilots.

ISCC will keep you updated about the development process and timeline of the UDB. Please kindly note that it is not known yet when the UDB will become operational.

2. Updated ISCC Documents

2.1 Updated ISCC PLUS self-declaration for waste and residues

The ISCC PLUS self-declaration for waste and residues has been updated regarding the definition of recovered material. The former reference of ISO 14021:2016 has been replaced so that now the requirement is that the point of origin holds appropriate licenses and permits to act as a legal waste management company or is an entity that generates recovered material as defined in ISO 14021:2021.

Please find the updated ISCC PLUS self-declaration for waste and residues here in the ISCC client section (login required).

3. ISCC Materials

3.1 ISCC EU Material List

The following raw materials were added in table one:

  • Castor seed
  • Croton seed

The following intermediate and final products were added in table two:

  • Cooling
  • Dimethylether
  • Electricity
  • Heat

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