Organic Rules and Certification

Slury import, from biogas production - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhrad (2006) Slury import, from biogas production - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

In principle slurry from biogas production has to come from substances of organic farming. A deviation is possible for production units where the approval for building was given before 31.12.2004. The general restrictions for the use of products of annex II are valid (3, 4 and 5). The deviation is valid until the end of 2010, if there are substrates which are provably delivered by the Bio Austria farm to the biogas co-production. Substrates of conventional farming may only enter a biogas co-production, if they are allowed according to the restricted Bio Austria list of brought in fertilisers (see 'restrictions in the positive list of fertiliser input'). (BA-Rules 2006 chapter 2.1.4)

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91 for biogas fermentation with approval since 2005 as they require to use only substances of organic farming while the EU Regulation 2092/91 allows all products of Annex II A.

Justification

The main reason is to create high consumer confidence.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Fertilizers and soil conditioners - Annex II A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Fertilisers
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:757
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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