The verification scheme SURE (SUstainable REsources Verification Scheme) was developed for the supply chains of solid and gaseous biofuels according to the requirements of EU Renewable Energy Directive recast (RED II).
RED II is the succeeding EU directive of RED I, 2009/28/EC, which lays down regulations for the sustainable and climate-friendly production of biofuels and bioliquids. After the implementation of this directive, extensive supply chains of producers, processors and consumers have been established and networked around the world. The certified supply chains exist between market participants whose compliance with the RED requirements is assessed and certified according to approved RED standards, such as REDcert or ISCC.
The RED II, Directive (EU) 2018/2001, provides not only modified and more precise regulations on the applicable fuel supply chains of RED I, but also includes regulations on certification of solid and gaseous bioenergy supply chains.
SURE is fully developed to accommodate these additional supply chains of solid or gaseous biofuels according to RED II requirements. SURE certified companies can demonstrate their compliance with the RED II requirements in the relevant application area.The SURE system applies to the following products: