Biofertiliser News for 2020

An archive of Biofertiliser Certification Scheme News

  • PT Scheme Expression of Interest Document

    We recently circulated an Expression of Interest document, which has been designed to help REAL assess the technical feasibility and financial viability of developing an independently run proficiency testing (PT) programme for the scheme specific methods specific methods...

    Posted: 16 September, 2020

  • BCS News Update- September 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for BCS Producers...

    Posted: 4 September, 2020

  • REAL BCS & CCS 2019 Annual Report

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has published its third annual report for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme and summary of scheme developments in 2019...

    Posted: 4 September, 2020

  • Covid-19 Audit Update

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 7 August, 2020

  • BCS News Update- July 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for BCS Operators...

    Posted: 17 July, 2020

  • Tendering for the provision of certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

    REAL is seeking to appoint a number of certifying bodies (number not specified) to run REAL’s Biofertiliser Certification Scheme on its behalf. REAL aims to provide the industry’s leading independent digestate certification scheme ensuring it is robust, efficient, and effective...

    Posted: 17 July, 2020

  • Appointment of a new Independent Laboratory Auditor

    We are pleased to announce that through an open tender process, we have appointed the Open University to carry out independent audits to check the CCS and BCS Approved Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions...

    Posted: 26 May, 2020

  • Biofertiliser Certification Scheme Spring '20 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme this week. We announced the contractor of the first project of the Research Hub and the appointment of our new Independent Laboratory Auditor...

    Posted: 22 May, 2020

  • BCS News Update- April 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for BCS operators...

    Posted: 9 April, 2020

  • REAL COVID-19 Update

    *UPDATE 31/03/2020: In line with Government advice, on-site inspections are no longer taking place...

    Posted: 20 March, 2020

  • BCS News Update- February 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for BCS producers...

    Posted: 2 March, 2020

  • The Research Hub - submit a Research Project Proposal

    Scheme participants, as well as industry stakeholders, can influence the work of the Hub through the submission of a Research Project Proposal. REAL has issued a second call for Research Project Proposals to be submitted to the Hub – REAL welcome your research ideas...

    Posted: 24 January, 2020

  • REAL Laboratory Approval Scheme

    REAL has recently developed a new framework for laboratories approved to undertake testing on the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (and Compost Certification Scheme) The Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) document sets out the respective responsibilities of REAL, the Certification Bodies (CBs...

    Posted: 23 January, 2020