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Liquid and gaseous fuels 099

The product group comprises liquid and gaseous fuels for transport (road, sea and air) as well as fuels for heating and industrial use.

There are strict requirements for commodities in Nordic Ecolabelled fuels. This means that the fuels must either consist of 100% renewable raw materials, or mixtures of renewable and fossil raw materials. The renewable raw materials must meet a number of requirements, including traceability and sustainable production. There is also a ban on certain commodities. Commodity requirements will help to preserve biodiversity and soil resources. The requirements also contribute to reduced climate impact.

The requirements include the following:

  • Requirements for high proportion of renewable raw materials
  • The renewable raw materials must be sustainably produced and come from controlled sources
  • The renewable raw materials must be traceable
  • Prohibition of palm oil, soybean oil and sugar cane
  • Prohibition of raw materials from genetically modified plants
  • Prohibition of fossil components based on tar sands, shale oil or coal
  • Strict requirements for reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the production and use of fuel
  • Working conditions in the production of fuel must comply with relevant UN conventions
  • Compliance with recognized fuel standards
  • Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR. Inspection of one fuel type and production site is included in the application fee. For inspection of additional fuel types / production sites, 3 000 EUR per recipe will be charged.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR. Inspection of one fuel type / production site is included in the fee. For inspection of additional fuel types / production sites, 1 500 EUR per fuel type / production site will be charged.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,15 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 20 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year.
    Maximum fee in the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR per year.
    Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Should the extension regard inspection of new fuel types / production sites, which are not already included in the licence, 3 000 EUR will be charged per fuel type / production site. Other types of alterations will be charged a fixed fee according to how long the work takes.

    Up to 4 hours 375 EUR.
    4–8 hours 750 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.

    When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

     

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for liquid and gaseous fuels

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria has been prolonged with 17 months. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 31 August 2023.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria has been prolonged with 9 months. The new version, 3.1, is valid until 31 March 2022.

    3.0: New generation of criteria

    The criteria for liquid and gaseous fuels were decided on by Nordic Ecolabelling on the 14 June 2017. Version, 3.0, is valid until 30 June 2021.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process! If this is the first time you apply, please contact portal@svanen.se to receive login information for the Portal.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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