Note: All ENplus information can be accessed at www.enplus-pellets.eu
ENplus quality certification
The ENplus quality certification is a major step towards establishing pellets as a widely used energy commodity. For the first time numerous national standards and certifications are replaced by one uniform system based on the EN 14961-2 standard for wood pellets. This system has been agreed upon by the European Pellet Council in January 2011 and thus enjoys the support of large parts of the European pellet sector.
A key advantage of ENplus is, that pellet quality is managed throughout the entire supply chain including production, storage and transport all the way to the end consumer.
ENplus handbook version 3.0 will be published on 1st of August 2015 and enter into force immediately for new applicants, but already certified companies will have until 1st of January 2016 to comply on technical issues and 1st of August 2016 on marketing issues. For more information visit www.enplus-pellets.eu.
The ownership of the ENplus trade mark is held by the European Biomass Association AEBIOM, which hosts the European Pellet Council. The right to award the license to use the ENplus brand to qualifying companies is passed on from AEBIOM to national pellet associations that apply to become national licensers.
Companies from countries without national associations managing ENplus can apply for being certified directly with EPC.