Background

The EU legislation on Ecodesign and energy labelling aim at improving the energy efficiency of products. It helps eliminate the least performing products from the market, contributing to the EU’s 2020 energy efficiency objective.

The Ecodesign Directive provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products, such as household appliances, information and communication technologies or engineering. The Directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of these products.

Bioenergy installations

When it comes to biomass installations, two groups of products are subject to eco-design requirements:

The directives impose energy efficiency requirements, as well as emission limit values for OGC, CO, NOx and PM.

The same groups of biomass products are subject to eco-labelling requirements:

Our position

In order to ensure a decarbonised heating and cooling sector and reduce the level of emissions from the residential sector as soon as possible, it is crucial to foster the replacement of the old and inefficient existing stock of heating installations with highly efficient biomass stoves and boilers.

Our Networks

  • The international platform for everyone involved in biomass torrefaction and carbonization.

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  • Represents the interests of the wood pellect sector to ensure its sustainable developement.

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Our Certification Schemes

  • The first international certification scheme for wood chips and hog fuel. A 12-class scheme addressing every profile of producer and end-user, from industrial to domestic use.

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  • The world-leading, transparent and independent certification scheme for wood pellets. From production to delivery, ENplus® guarantees quality and combat fraud along the entire supply chain.

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  • enSURE Compliance with RED II Sustainability Requirements for the Production of Electricity, Heating and Cooling from Biomass.

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