Main differences between Handbook version 2.0 and Handbook version 3

The purpose of this section is to highlight what are the main differences between the ENplus® Handbook 2.0 and the ENplus® Handbook version 3.

The main changes to the Handbook are presented below:

  • New certification seals have been taken into use

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  • In addition to the international Master Handbook, there are also national Handbooks in countries with National Licensers which are in local languages and adapted to local market conditions.
  • The Handbook is divided into parts
  • The term for bagged pellets has been updated
    • The weight range has been changed to 0 – 30kg
    • Big bags (30kg+) are more clearly defined as sealed and unsealed. Unsealed bags are considered as bulk pellets and sealed bags as bagged pellets.
  • The quality requirements have become slightly stricter

          ENplus V3 requirements changes

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  • Traders without physical contact with the bulk pellets themselves or through services providers (e.g. brokers or traders only dealing with bagged pellets) now have the possibility to become ENplus® certified on a voluntary basis. They will have to undergo an annual remote audit.
  • A new trader category has been created for traders carrying out full load deliveries (≥ 20 metric tonnes) to end-users. The requirements for those traders are less strict than for those carrying out part load deliveries.
  • New definitions and terms have been added as well as the procedures have been clarified in the new Handbook.
  • The service providers’ category has been created: companies that are contracted (by more than one company) for bagging or for part load delivery to end-users have to be certified. The other service providers can be certified on a voluntary basis. The certified service provider will be granted with a service sign.