The key components of the certification scheme are:
Producers and traders of wood pellets are subjected to independent audits of their processes, and samples of the product are tested to ensure compliance with the standards.
Every certified producer and trader of wood pellets has a unique Certification Seal which consists of the ENplus Logo and a unique ENplus ID (see example certification seal for wood pellet producer in Belgium).
The ENplus certification scheme defines three wood pellet quality classes – ENplus A1, ENplus A2, ENplus B – based on their properties. Each of the quality classes has a unique quality logo that is used in combination with the Certification Seal. The combination of the quality logo and the certification Seal is named the Quality Seal (see examples of Quality Seals for the quality classes ENplus A1, ENplus A2, ENplus B).
Pellet bags are a packaging unit for the retail market. Pellet bags may contain up to 30 kg of pellets of the quality classes ENplus A1 or ENplus A2. Bagging pellets of quality class ENplus B is not allowed.
Benefits of ENplus certification: