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REDcert - Your partner for sustainability certification

With the introduction of a mandatory sustainability certification for biofuels and bioliquids on the basis of the EU Directive on Renewable Energy, the European agricultural and bioenergy sector implemented the very first internationally valid sustainability regulation for biofuels in the world. Germany has played a pioneering role in these efforts since the Sustainability Ordinances went into force on 1 January 2011.

To support the practical implementation of the Sustainability Ordinances, REDcert GmbH was founded by leading associations and organisations of the German agricultural and biofuel economy on 26 February 2010. With the approval of the scheme of the same name on 20 July 2010 (the REDcert-DE scheme at that time), the economic groups affected assumed joint responsibility for actively promoting biofuels and liquid biomass certified as sustainable.

Today REDcert operates one of the leading certification schemes for sustainable biomass, biofuels and biofuels (REDcert-DE and REDcert-EU) in Germany and Europe. The issue of “sustainability” no longer just affects the requirements for greenhouse gas reduction and traceability of biomass in the biofuel industry, it also plays an important role in the procurement of sustainable raw materials for the food and animal feed industry as well as for biomass for material use. As a result, REDcert² has been available as a certification scheme for sustainable agricultural raw materials for processing in these sectors since 2015.

In 2018, the scope of the REDcert² scheme in the area of biomass use for material purposes was expanded to include another important economic sector with the introduction of the "Supplementary REDcert² scheme principles for the chemical industry" . The chemical industry is also increasingly relying on the use of sustainably produced and certified biomass to replace fossil-based raw materials. It therefore makes an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gases and conserving fossil-based resources.


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