Main differences from Handbook version 2.0 to Handbook version 3.0
The purpose of this section is to highlight what are the main differences from the ENplus Handbook 2.0 to the ENplus handbook version 3.0.
The main changes to the handbook are presented below:
- New certification seals have been taken into use
- 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 defined more clearly to sealed and unsealed. Unsealed bags are considered as bulk pellets and sealed bags as bagged pellets.
- The quality requirements have become slightly stricter
- Traders without physical contact to the bulk pellets themselves or through services providers (e.g. brokers or traders dealing only with bagged pellets) have now 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 of those traders are less strict than for those doing part load deliveries.
- New definitions and terms have been added as well as the procedures have been made clear 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.