Biofertiliser News for 2021

An archive of Biofertiliser Certification Scheme News

  • Roadmap for the Organics Sector Published

    Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have published their roadmap for addressing the key challenges facing the organics sector...

    Posted: 21 September, 2021

  • BCS Update- September 2021

    Please see attached the latest updates from BCS...

    Posted: 13 September, 2021

  • REAL BCS & CCS 2020 Annual Report

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has published its fourth annual report for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme and summary of scheme developments in 2020...

    Posted: 8 September, 2021

  • Amended 2020 fee comparison document

    The 2020 cost comparison document has been amended following discussions at the most recent BCS Operators' Forum. The document now includes additional supplementary information to advise of other costs that have not been included in the analysis/calculations...

    Posted: 31 August, 2021

  • Press Release: Biofertiliser Certification Scheme welcomes 100th AD operator

    The Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) announces 100 anaerobic digestion (AD) plant operators are now scheme participants; Barkip AD plant becomes the scheme’s newest participant; Approximately half of the total number of waste-fed AD plants in the UK are now certified...

    Posted: 16 August, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- August

    Following a further review meeting, the agreements with SEPA, NIEA, and NRW regarding audits and Covid-19 have been extended to 30th September. The agreement with the EA will remain in place until 30th September...

    Posted: 2 August, 2021

  • BCS Update- July 2021

    Please find attached the latest update from BCS...

    Posted: 30 July, 2021

  • Biofertiliser Certification Scheme Newsletter - June

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme today! News includes; the ADQP review, Research Hub updates, updates from the Market Development Working Group and our position on Covid-19 audits...

    Posted: 9 June, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update June - England

    The agreement with the Environment Agency regarding renewal audits and Covid-19 in England has been extended to 30th September with some additional conditions...

    Posted: 4 June, 2021

  • New Producers Page!

    The BCS Database has now been integrated with the website. As part of this integration, we have recently launched a new producers page. New features include; a postcode, BCS Number and Operator/Company Name search function...

    Posted: 3 June, 2021

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen - REAL is hiring!

    An exciting opportunity to be involved in organics recycling We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated Research and Communications Assistant to support the Biofertiliser and Compost Certification Schemes...

    Posted: 2 June, 2021

  • REA ADQP Event

    We would like to inform all Operators that the REA is holding a workshop for anyone interested in the revision of the Anaerobic Digestate Quality Protocol (ADQP). The workshop is taking place on 10th June 2021 and will run from 14.00-16.00...

    Posted: 26 May, 2021

  • BCS News Update- April 2021

    Please find attached the latest news from BCS...

    Posted: 30 April, 2021

  • BCS Scheme Rules version 6 issued today

    Revision of the rules Last year, we reviewed and revised the BCS Scheme Rules. A revised draft version was circulated for consultation to all certified operators, certification bodies, and TAC members...

    Posted: 1 March, 2021

  • BCS Update- February 2021

    Please find attached the latest news from BCS...

    Posted: 26 February, 2021

  • Understanding PAS110 in Full Course- REA

    REA Organics is running 2 x 2 hour webinar course on the 4th & 5th March focused on the requirements of PAS 110, the AD Quality Protocol and the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) Rules requirements...

    Posted: 23 February, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- February

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies in January 2021, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 17 February, 2021

  • Tendering Results

    We are very pleased to announce that following a tender process, REAL has reappointed Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), NSF Certification, and Aardvark Certification Ltd (ACL) as certification bodies for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS)...

    Posted: 12 February, 2021

  • The first project of the Research Hub is now LIVE!

    REAL are very pleased to announce that the first project of the Research Hub: ‘The development of a Research Library for the Organics Recycling industry’ is complete, and the Research Library, an online platform compiled of research undertaken across the composting and anaerob...

    Posted: 26 January, 2021

  • Market Development Working Group Chair Opportunity!

    REAL are seeking to appoint a new Market Development Working Group (MDWG) chair to work alongside the current chair, Anna Becvar...

    Posted: 15 January, 2021