Bio-based content

Bio-based products are products which are wholly or partly derived from biomass. Therefore, it is essential to characterize the amount of biomass contained in the product.

Bio-based content is the certification system, which is used to specify and validate the amount of biomass in  a bio-based product, based on the European Standard EN 16785-1:2015.  This European Standard provides a method of determining the bio-based content of solid, liquid and gaseous products using the radiocarbon analysis and elemental analysis.

Biobased content certification enables clear and transparent communication about the bio-based content of a product: not just bio-based carbon content, but also including the other elements Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen.


The process for being granted a certificate is described in the road map.

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Certificate holders

Consult the overview of certificates.

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