News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • Biofertiliser Certification Scheme summer '18 newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme this week. In this newsletter, we shared industry-related news, scheme developments, and updates on the Research Hub...

    Posted: 31 July, 2018

  • Tendering for the development of a PT scheme

    REAL is drafting a tender invitation document for the development of a Proficiency Testing (PT) Scheme covering analytical parameters from PAS 110 and PAS 100. This forms part of our ongoing efforts to make the Biofertiliser and Compost Certification Schemes more robust...

    Posted: 26 July, 2018

  • Product vs waste cost comparison (England) 2018

    After the Environment Agency published its new charging scheme effective from 1st April 2018, REAL carried out another cost comparison exercise to compare the average annual costs for renewal of certification and deployment of waste digestates in England...

    Posted: 9 July, 2018

  • Cert Schemes Annual Report 2017

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) has published its first annual report for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme providing an overview of the scheme in 2017. In summary, there was a total of 70 certified AD plants in the UK in December 2017. Approximately, 2,782,000 tonnes of organic waste was being processed by certified sites on an annual basis...

    Posted: 27 June, 2018

  • BCS Operators' Forum meeting in June

    The next meeting of the BCS Operators' Forum will be taking place near Peterborough on Wednesday 13th June! The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish around 15.00 with lunch provided. The address for the event is Local Generation, Wisbech Road, Westry, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0BA...

    Posted: 30 April, 2018

  • REA soils event in June

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is running an event titled 'Saving our Soils: Understanding & Improving Soil Health' on Wednesday 20th June in conjunction with the AD Network and British Society of Soil Science. The REAL Biofertiliser Certification Scheme supports this REA event...

    Posted: 27 April, 2018

  • REA training course on HACCP for AD

    Please note that this event is registered for BASIS CPD points    REA is running a one day course focused on HACCP planning for AD operators and developers, with focus on digestate safety and quality. HACCP planning is essential to ensure plant design and operation enables the production of digestate products that are safe and fit for purpose...

    Posted: 5 April, 2018

  • BCS cost benefit analysis 2017-2018

    We have recently published a document on our website presenting an indication of the costs associated with certification of digestates to renew product status and average costs of deployment of waste digestates under waste management regulations. This cost-benefit analysis document can be found here...

    Posted: 19 March, 2018

  • New Research HUB launched today will support R&D in the organics recycling sector

    New Research HUB launched today will support R&D in the organics recycling sector Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) is setting up a Research HUB to fund or support R&D work in the organics recycling sector Hub will support growth in the composting and anaerobic digestion sectors Evidence from research projects will support changes to the Compost Certification Sch...

    Posted: 15 March, 2018

  • REA training course on PAS 110

    Please note that this event is registered for BASIS CPD points    Calling all Anaerobic Digestion operators....... Organics Recycling Group is running a training course focused on the requirements of PAS 110, the AD Quality Protocol and the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) Rules requirements...

    Posted: 7 March, 2018