Bonsucro Standards Updated for EU RED

4th April 2017

The European Commission recently renewed Bonsucro’s status as a recognised scheme compliant with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED).

The recognition is valid for five years. To fully comply with the EU RED amendments, a small number of changes have been made to the documents in the Bonsucro Certification System. These updated versions can be found in the Tools & Resources section of the Bonsucro website:

This recognition allows Bonsucro-certified ethanol made from sugarcane to be imported into the European market. More can be read about the recognition in the announcement here.

Want to know more?

  • EU RED Recognition: If you would have any questions about Bonsucro’s EU Renewable Energy Directive recognition or the revised Standards, contact Sonia Slavinski.
  • Purchasing certified ethanol: To purchase Bonsucro certified ethanol please see the list of certified members.