First international standards in solid biofuels published

By American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers | August 12, 2014

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the first seven international standards in the rapidly expanding industry of solid biofuels have been published. In addition, work has also begun on part eight of the series.

The newly published documents are as follows: ISO 17225 Solid biofuels — Fuel specifications and classes — Part 1 General requirements; Part 2 Graded wood pellets; Part 3 Graded wood briquettes; Part 4 Graded wood chips; Part 5 Graded firewood; Part 6 Graded non-woody pellets; and Part 7 Graded non-woody briquettes. The new project, Part 8, will cover thermally treated and densified biomass fuels

ASABE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the administrator for the

U.S. technical advisory group to the ISO committee on solid biofuels, TC 238, which was established in 2007 in response to growing global trade in the subject commodities. Currently, there are over two dozen projects in development within ISO on solid biofuels. Individuals, companies, or organizations interested in joining the committee or wishing additional details regarding TC 238 may contact

Kristopher Schock at ASABE, [email protected]. To purchase and download these solid biofuels standards, please visit: