EU standard for determining bio-based content of products

21 April 2016

It is important to understand what the term bio-based product covers and how it is being used. Bio-based products are products which are wholly or partly derived from biomass.
Recently NEN-EN 16785-1:2016 was published providing a method of determining the bio-based content of solid, liquid and gaseous products using the radiocarbon analysis and elemental analysis. As a direct analytical determination is not feasible, this method consists in requiring from the producer or his representative some data given in a statement, and comparing these data with the results of the radiocarbon and elemental analysis (World Packaging Standardisation Newsletter, April 2016).
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