News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • 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

  • REA Event - Are you up to standard? Understanding PAS110 in full

    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: 15 April, 2016

  • Farmers’ use of renewable fertilisers to be revolutionised by new research

    Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research published today, shows smart use of these renewable fertilisers can increase yields and reduce bills with no negative impact on crop quality or safety...

    Posted: 9 February, 2016

  • First BCS Operators Forum meeting to take place

    With signficant growth in the number of plants certified on the scheme we are launching the Operators Forum. The Forum gives operators the opportunity to provide feedback on the issues they face associated with operating their plants and certification. The forum will take place in London on Thursday 3 December from 11am to 1pm and will be followed by a lunch and networking...

    Posted: 17 November, 2015

  • Scheme appoints new certification body

    The Biofertilsier Certification Scheme (BCS) has appointed a new certification body in NSF Certification.  Acoura (previously SFQC), notified Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) in June that they would need to withdraw from the scheme. In order to ensure that AD operators seeking certification would have a choice, REAL have appointed NSF Certification to become a certification body...

    Posted: 18 August, 2015

  • BCS Scheme Rules published

    The Version 4 of the BCS Scheme rules have now been published and are available on the BCS website here -

    Posted: 27 July, 2015