Consultation concerning revised criteria for Nordic Ecolabelling for Liquid and gaseous fuels

Consultation concerning revised criteria for Nordic Ecolabelling for Liquid and gaseous fuels

Nordic Ecolabelling gives you the opportunity to comment on the proposal for criteria for Nordic Swan Ecolabelling for Liquid and gaseous fuels. Your comments are important and will be considered by the national Ecolabelling boards and the Nordic Ecolabelling Board.

We look forward to your comments, which should be sent to the Nordic Ecolabelling no later than September 9th, 2022 to be taken into consideration.

Please find the proposed criteria for download further down on this page.

What has been changed?

  • Expanding the criteria to include bio-LPG (also know as renewable propane or bio-propane) primarily sold in bottles/tanks for transport, heating and industrial purposes.
  • The requirement for share of renewable raw materials has been tightened to 100% for all types of Nordic Swan Ecolabelled fuels.
  • Excluding the possibility to use food- and feed crops in the production of liquid and gaseous fuels.
  • Excluding the possibility to use primary feedstocks in the production of gaseous fuels - only biogenic residue and waste are allowed to be used.
  • The requirement for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has been tightened.

We wish to highlight the following points in the consultation draft:

Nordic Ecolabelling would like to have comments on the complete criteria set, but would like to highlight the following points:

  • The possibility to Nordic Swan Ecolabel bottles/tanks containing 100% renewable propane (bio-LPG) based on mass balance. This means that the individual Ecolabelled gas bottle does not contain 100% renewable molecules but a mix of fossil and renewable molecules. However, the quantity of purchased renewable propane is equal to the quantity of the sold Nordic Swan Ecolabelled product. Trade in certificates, so called Book and claim is not accepted.
  • Requirement for use of raw materials, especially;
    • Excluding the possibility to use food- and feed crops in the production of liquid and gaseous fuels and
    • Excluding the possibility to use primary feedstocks in the production of gaseous fuels - only biogenic residue and waste are allowed to be used
    • The requirement for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

 

Documents for download

Criteria proposal (English)

Background to the proposal (English)

Who can provide input?

All people, companies and institutions who are interested in taking part in the development work of Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for Liquid and gaseous fuels can provide us with their opinions and comments. We would appreciate if you kindly distribute information about this review to whom it may concern.

How can comments be sent in?

Your input is most valuable to our criteria development. We prefer to receive your answers via e-mail for each country.

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Sweden:
Maria Forsberg
E-mail: maria.forsberg@svanen.se or remiss@svanen.se

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Norway:
Katharina Vassaas
E-mail: kv@svanemerket.no or post@svanemerket.no

For further questions, please contact our Kriteriechef for Denmark:

Lisbeth Engel Hansen
E-mail: leh@ecolabel.dk or hoeringssvar@ecolabel.dk

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Finland:

Harri Hotulainen
E-mail: harri.hotulainen@ecolabel.fi or joutsen@ecolabel.fi

What happens next?

When the consultation period is complete, the answers will be compiled and evaluated. For this reason, a new revised proposal for criteria will be submitted to the Swedish Ecolabelling Board and the other national committees. On this basis, the Nordic Ecolabelling Board will then decide on new criteria.

Part of the decision document is the summary of all consultation responses together with answers from Nordic Ecolabelling. The summary will be public and available on the Ecolabelling Sweden’s web page in connection with the publication of the new criteria.

We look forward to receiving your comments no later than September 9, 2022.