BSI PAS 110 is the voluntary quality standard that can be applied to digestate generated by anaerobic digesters in England, Scotland and Wales. The standard has been developed to encourage a market for digestate and ensures that the digestate is of consistent quality and fit for purpose. It sets out the minimum quality required for whole digestate, separated liquor and separated fibre for use as a fertiliser and/or soil conditioner/improver.
Digestate that has PAS 110 certification is no longer deemed a waste and as such is not subject to waste management controls. This means that storage, sale and spreading of digestate is made easier and can be carried out without the need for an Environmental Permit, which could increase demand within the agricultural sector for the use of biofertilisers as soil conditioners and fertilisers.
The process of certification includes the introduction of systems and procedures in order to ensure the consistent quality of digestate. Pasteurisers need to be put in place in order to ensure no pathogens are present in the final product. Certifying bodies carry out the assessments of biogas plants applying for accreditation under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme.
Here at E4environment, we can help implement the systems required for PAS 110 accreditation, such as the introduction or development of a Quality Management System or Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). We can also liaise with and submit applications to the relevant certification body.
If you would like more information about gaining PAS110 accreditation, please call us on 01743 343403 or email email@example.com