Biomass Electricity Sustainability Ordinance (BioSt-NachV) Published

The Biomass Electricity Sustainability Ordinance (Verordnung über Anforderungen an eine nachhaltige Herstellung von flüssiger Biomasse zur Stromerzeugung – Biomassestrom-Nachhaltigkeitsverordnung – BioSt-NachV) of 23 July 2009 has been published in the Federal Law Gazette on 29 July 2009.

The BioSt-NachV shall ensure that liquid biomass used for electricity production and paid for under the EEG regime will comply with binding ecological and social sustainability standards. It establishes a biomass certification scheme.

The ordinance will enter into force on 24 August 2009, except for provisions regarding certification (§§ 24 and 34 BioSt-NachV) which will enter into force on 1 January 2010.

Source: Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) I 2009, page 2174