Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs
Adopt the voluntary scheme 2BSvs for sustainable Biofuel and Biomass
The Voluntary 2BSvs Challenge
The European directive 2009/28, which promotes the use of renewable energy, requires energy consumption for transport to be a minimum of 10% renewable (and sustainable) energy for each member state by the year 2020.
Sustainability criteria accompany the directive, in particular avoiding land-use changes as well as using new fuels that provide a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 35% in comparison to conventional fuels.
Sustainability is required for feedstock and biofuel originating from any international producer if marketed in the EU-27.
Economic operators using biofuels that meet the sustainability criteria could benefit by receiving public aid.
What is the Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs?
The Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs was developed through a consortium of major actors in the French biofuel industry (agricultural and industrial) and with the contribution of Bureau Veritas.
The scheme’s objective is to demonstrate compliance, via an independent audit, with sustainability criteria set by the directive and to certify biomass used as a raw material and the produced biofuels.
This scheme relies on a 2BSvs voluntary audit methodology which culminates in the issuing of a certificate.
Farmers and agencies responsible for the collection of biomass from farms - agricultural cooperatives and agribusiness companies (“biomass production" component)
Processors and traders (“mass balance system" component) of feedstock and biofuels.
The Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs scheme covers all sustainability criteria required by the directive throughout the entire chain of production and processing for both the European market and for production imported from outside the E.U.
Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Combined recognition and audit
Bureau Veritas Certification is recognized under other voluntary schemes such as ISCC and REDcert. Therefore we can propose combined audits with the Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs in order to satisfy all of your markets in one single audit.
Expertise in agriculture
Bureau Veritas Certification has auditors who are already regularly working with grain cooperatives, agribusiness companies and farming.
Experience in sustainable development
Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the leaders in certification for social responsibility and verifying greenhouse gas emissions.
We are a well-known certification organization in the timber and agribusiness industries for our audits in accordance with standards on multiple dimensions of sustainable development.
We have sites in 140 countries in order to provide you with support from our national and international networks, with responsiveness and proximity for whatever your need may be.
VOLUNTARY SCHEME 2BSvs - FAQ
Who supervises the Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs?
The Voluntary Scheme 2BSvs is under the supervision of a steering committee and a technical supervisor, mandated by the consortium 2BSvs.
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