Green Gold Label (GGL) is an international certification programme for sustainable biomass
GGL was established in 2002 and is owned by the Green Gold Label Foundation. GGL is amongst the earliest biomass certification schemes. It has acquired a unique track record in the certification and tracking and tracing of sustainable biomass. Certification against GGL is done by independent, accredited third party certification bodies. GGL certification covers the complete supply chain from production, processing, transport to final use for bioenergy and biobased applications. The scope includes woody, agri-residue and waste wood biomass, as well as bioliquids.
GGL primarily focuses on two market segments
- Biomass for the production of biobased chemicals and other products.
- Biomass for electricity and heat production.
GGL is a certification scheme for sustainable biomass. It offers standards for specific parts of the supply chain, as well as track & trace standards. GGL is in compliance with the Dutch regulatory requirements for the use of biomass in energy production.
Green Gold Label certification is done by accredited, independent third party inspection bodies. It is exactly this independent certification that gives Green Gold Label its credibility. Auditing takes place on a yearly basis. The Certification Register is an actual account of the GGL certificates issued.
Dear Valued Participants of GGL scheme, We would like to inform you that following the approval of SBP scheme of woody biomass by METI for the Japanese FIT scheme, GGL will include the approved SBP module by METI in the list of GGL endorsed schemes for supplying the Japanese markets. Further the GGL documentation regarding the[…]
It is our pleasure to announce the Green Gold Label (#GGL) has officially been accredited for Lifecycle GHG Verification of Woody biomass #woodybiomass under the FIT- and FIP-systems in #Japan! What has changed? The Japanese Forestry Agency has verified that GGL meets its “Guideline for Verification on Legality and Sustainability of Wood and Wood Products”. What does that[…]
Dear Valued Participants of the GGL Scheme, In an effort to support and promote responsible biomass sourcing and trading practices, the Green Gold Label Foundation announces a revision in the participation fee structure for small trading entities. As of January 1st 2024, the fixed annual participation fee for small Traders with less than 50,000 MT of traded volumes with a[…]
Following the decision of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) regarding the approval of ISCC and MSPO certification programs for the Feed-in-Tariff scheme, GGL Foundation is glad to announce that the mentioned schemes are integrated in the GGL scheme to facilitate supplying the GGL-claimed material to Japanese markets. Accordingly, the list of endorsed schemes in[…]
GGL participates at the 13th biomass pellets , trade and power congress in Tokyo. Our chair mr. Kees Boon will be there and take full opportunity to meet new and existing relations. The board of GGL decided that apart from the presence of the Certification Bodies also GGL should be there in person. MtR Kees Boon[…]
On Tuesday, 27 December 2022 the GGL Foundation achieved a significant milestone: it signed the agreement with PT Carsurin in Indonesia, to become its second registered Certification Body. On behalf of the foundation, Chairman Mr. Kees Boon commented: “We are very proud of this achievement. With Carsurin joining our scheme as a respected and professional[…]
Dear valued stakeholders of GGL, Herewith we would like to inform you of the adjustments in the GGL participation fees as could be found in the updated participant fee document on our website. Accordingly, as of April 1st 2023 the variable fees of biomass producers will be adjusted to EUR 0,11 per MT of GGL[…]
The GGL Foundation is deeply concerned about Russia’s aggressive invasion of Ukraine and stands in solidarity with all victims of this violence. With full commitment to GGL’s mission and standards, and after a thorough analysis of the potential impact of withdrawal of GGL certification, the Board of Directors of the Foundation has agreed to suspend[…]
The list of GGL certificate holders as of November 2021 has been verified by the CB and published on GGL website (Link). In this regard, the list of certificate holders become updated and published on GGL website on a monthly basis according to the latest information confirmed and declared by the CB to the GGL[…]
The new version of the below mentioned GGL normative documents are published after approval by the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO): GGL 1a. Instruction doc. GHG Calculations v2-3 GGL 1c. Endorsed schemes v1-3 GGL 1d. Instruction document for supplying Japanese market FIT v1-2 GGL Certification Regulation v7-6 These updates facilitate supplying GGL-claimed biomass material to Japanese[…]