News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • An opportunity has arisen to propose research project ideas!

    An opportunity has arisen for individuals/organisations to propose research project ideas for projects that the REAL Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes' Research Hub could fund or support...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • BCS Scheme Rules version 5 issued today

    Revision of the rules Following a technical review by UKAS, discussions with industry, and a consultation process, we have finalised the new version of the BCS Scheme Rules. Version 5 and the accompanying 'BCS Position on Technical Requirements' document (formerly technical guidance) are available to download below...

    Posted: 21 December, 2018

  • BCS Position on Technical Requirements issued today

    The accompanying document to the BCS Scheme Rules is the BCS Position on Technical Requirements, available to download below. This document provides clarification on specific technical requirements.  The latest version of our scheme rules is version 5, which was issued on 21st December 2018 and is downloadable HERE. The new Scheme Rules supersedes the old version from 1st January 2019...

    Posted: 21 December, 2018

  • ZWS Biogas and Composting sectors survey

    Zero Waste Scotland is about to carry out a survey of the biogas and composting sectors in Scotland, which will result in sector reports for each being published in 2019. To deliver this work, Zero Waste Scotland have commissioned Stonehaven-based Enscape Consulting (http://www.enscape.eu) and partner organisations Solidsense Ltd and Cambridge Eco Ltd...

    Posted: 30 October, 2018

  • REAL BCS appoints a Technical Advisor

    REAL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr Thomas Aspray to act as Technical Advisor to the Biofertiliser and Compost Certification Schemes. Thomas brings many years’ experience to this role, most recently at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh...

    Posted: 29 October, 2018

  • 80 AD plants in the UK now producing biofertiliser - a quality product!

    On Monday 24th September, Grissan Portside Ltd became the 80th anaerobic digestion (AD) operator to achieve certification of the digestate (biofertiliser) produced at its plant in Banffshire, Scotland. Conforming to PAS 110 and the ADQP through the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS), the digestate achieved ‘product' status...

    Posted: 1 October, 2018

  • BCS Operators' Forum meeting in October

    The next meeting of the BCS Operators' Forum will be taking place near Derby on Wednesday 31st October! The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish around 15.00 with lunch provided. The address for the event is Severn Trent Green Power Ltd (Derby), Megaloughton Lane, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7BR...

    Posted: 14 September, 2018

  • 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