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Better Biomass fully approved for SDE+

10-05-2019 The Better Biomass certification scheme has now been fully approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications. This approval is applicable to all five biomass categories that are distinguished and applies for the global use of the 'Better Biomass certified' claim. Better Biomass is the first certification scheme with full coverage.

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International agreement on a GM screening protocol published: 'IWA 32:2019 Screening of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in cotton and textiles'

26-04-2019 The ability to make credible claims about the presence of GM cotton in (organically certified) textiles and garment based on globally accepted objective methods is an important component in strengthening the cotton and textiles sector and serving the interest of industry and consumers. Acknowledging the industry’s need for clarity, within ISO, recently an agreement was reached on how to screen (processed) cotton on potential presence of known GMOs.

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GAS Analysis 2019, the global forum on analysis of gases, is open for registration

20-03-2019 GAS Analysis 2019 is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. Venue of the 10th edition is the Fokker Terminal in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 18 to 20 June 2019.

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English translation NEN 2767-1 'Condition assessment for the built environment' published

18-02-2019 The English translation of NEN 2767-1:2017 was recently published. This Dutch standard describes the method to define and record the technical condition of an asset in an objective and uniform way. As a result of the demand from international organizations for an English version of the standard the Dutch Technical committee 'Condition assessment' decided to initiate the translation of NEN 2767-1:2017.

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NEN-EN 589:2019 - New Automotive LPG requirements

22-01-2019 The use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, a mixture of propane and butane commonly known as LPG, as motor fuel has been on a steady rise globally in the past years. And it is expected to grow even further. Recently approved standard NEN EN 589:2019 - Automotive fuels - LPG - Requirements and test methods, helps the market with this growth. In its revised format it includes interesting new requirements.

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Better Biomass approved by Dutch authorities as certification scheme for solid biomass for energy applications

26-11-2018 The Better Biomass certification scheme has been approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications. This approval is applicable to all five biomass categories that are distinguished, and applies for the global use of the 'Better Biomass certified' claim. With this approval, the market has access to a robust certification scheme to independently demonstrate the sustainable origin and utilisation of biomass for energy applications.

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Participants in IWA for professional farmer organizations convene

08-11-2018 Early 2018 ISO approved the proposal for an IWA (International Workshop Agreement) for professional farmer organizations. On November 7 and 8 stakeholders discussed the content of this definition.

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ASTM International and NEN organize seminar on sustainable and circular building

14-09-2018 A workshop jointly sponsored by standards organizations ASTM International and NEN will focus on presentations promoting innovative ways to use and reuse materials as well as increasing energy efficiency in the construction industry. This workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 16 in conjunction with the ASTM International Board of Directors Meeting in Amsterdam and will be hosted by NEN at their facilities in Delft, The Netherlands.

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The letter of intent is signed on Cooperation in Standardization with Vietnam, Netherlands

07-09-2018 On the occasion of the visit to NEN in the Netherlands by the Deputy Minister of Construction of Vietnam, Mr. Le Quang Hung, a letter of intent (LoI) on Cooperation in Standardization with special regard to the construction sector of Vietnam, is signed by NEN.

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A change of climate … a climate for change

20-08-2018 Where I live, the summer of 2018 will be remembered as a long hot period of unprecedented drought. By those who stayed at home, that is. The habitual sun-seekers, who had traveled south, were also in for a surprise. A wet one.

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