News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • REAL is looking to hire a Technical Manager!

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) is currently looking to hire an individual to fill a new and exciting position as Technical Manager for the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes. This person will focus on managing issues and projects relating to compost and digestate analytical testing, liaising with the appointed laboratories and independent laboratory auditor...

    Posted: 25 October, 2017

  • REAL appoints a third certification body

    We would like to announce that we have appointed a third certification body to provide certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS). Aardvark Certification Ltd submitted a very strong tender response last year when we invited certification bodies to tender for this role...

    Posted: 10 July, 2017

  • Training courses on HACCP and PAS110

    Calling all Anaerobic Digestion operators....... 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: 7 July, 2017

  • BCS Operators' Forum meeting

    The next meeting of the BCS Operators' Forum will be taking place in Cambridge on Tuesday 20th June! The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish around 15.00 with lunch provided. The address for the venue is Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0FZ...

    Posted: 25 May, 2017

  • Newly appointed BCS Operators' Representative

    We have recently appointed a new Operators' Representative for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS)! The role of the Representative is to represent certified AD producers at the BCS Operators' Forum and BCS Oversight Panel meetings...

    Posted: 8 May, 2017

  • Tendering results for certification services

    We are very pleased to announce that, following a tender process, REAL has reappointed Organics Farmers & Growers (OF&G) and NSF Certification as certification bodies for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS). After a period of careful examination the same two certification bodies were successful in securing these positions once again...

    Posted: 17 March, 2017

  • Operators Forum Meeting - Birmingham - 9 November

    The next meeting of the BCS Operators Forum will be held at the offices of Shakespare Martineau in Birmginham on Wednesday 9 November. The meeting is scheuled to start at midday and finsih at 3pm with a break for lunch wich will be provided. It is vital that anybody that wishes to attend confirms their attendance with Ciaran Burns using the contact details below...

    Posted: 1 November, 2016

  • Tender for certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

    REAL have opened a tender for organisations to offer their services as Certification Bodies under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS). It has been six years since REAL launched the BCS and initially tendered for Certifying Bodies. Due to the small growth in the scheme up to 2013 it was agreed with stakeholders that a tender wouldn't take place as scheduled...

    Posted: 24 October, 2016

  • Alliance Technical Laboratories newly appointed laboratories

    Alliance Technical Laboratories (ATL) based in Suffolk have become appointed to provide laboratory testing under the Biofertilsier Certification Scheme (BCS). ATL are the third lab to become appointed under the scheme however they are the first to be appointed using the new appointment process developed by REAL, initially for the Compost Certification Scheme but now adapted for the BCS...

    Posted: 5 August, 2016

  • REA Event - Understanding and applying HACCP to anaerobic digestion

    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. In addition, HACCP planning is a fundamental requirement of BSI PAS 110 Specification for digested materials...

    Posted: 25 April, 2016