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.

The European bio-based content certification scheme 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 analyses.

Bio-based content certification enables transparent and credible communication about the bio-based content of a product in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer communication, which not only involves the bio-based carbon content, but also the other elements hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.

Certification

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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Latest news

29
november
2016

Corbion and Kraton receive first European certification for bio-based products

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3
juni
2016

Stakeholder debate on EU circular bioeconomy

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12
april
2016

15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public procurement

On 12 April 2016, the Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bi...

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