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.
13th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power in Japan
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[…]
Carsurin accredited as new GGL certification body
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[…]
GGL Participation fee adjustment
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[…]
Suspension of Certificates in Russia and Belarus
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[…]
Updates on GGL certificate holders list
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[…]
GGL document update
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[…]
Covid-19 Guidance update February 2021
Updated measures with regard to GGL audit and certification process, valid until the further notice of the GGL Foundation. COVID-19 Guidance GGL February 2021
Japanese utilities choose GGL for their sustainable biomass certification
Rotterdam, October 9th 2020; The first Japanese Green Gold Label (GGL) certificates have been recently issued by Control Union Certifications B.V. for three biomass trading and power producing companies in Japan. Two entities of the Japanese power producer and supplier, eRex Co. Ltd. have recently become the first GGL certified companies by Control Union Certifications.[…]
GGL for Palm Kernel Shells (PKS)
PKS requirements submitted under the attention of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Japanese government! GGL is very happy to announce a new chapter is opening for its sustainable biomass standards. Palm kernel shells (or PKS) is a residue generated by the palm oil processing industry. PKS is the shell fractions left[…]
Achievements and challenges in 18 years of GGL
It is now 18 years that the Green Gold Label Foundation was created with the aim to provide a new reliable standard for sustainable sourcing of biomass with worldwide applicability. The Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organization run by volunteers professionals who want to put their knowledge and expertise into the development of strict requirements[…]