News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • 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

  • 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