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
Fees valid from 1 January 2019
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of one fuel type and production site is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional fuel types/production sites, 30 000 SEK excl. VAT per fuel type/production site will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of one fuel type and production site is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional fuel types/production sites, 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per fuel type/production site will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0,15% + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 million EUR.
0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 million EUR.
Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence
Extension/alteration of existing licence Should the extension regard inspection of fuel types/production sites, which are not already included in the licence, 30 000 SEK excl. VAT will be charged.
Other types of alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
- Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
- Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
- More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fees for on-site inspections
Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe***) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspections outside Europe***) 25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first day of the year is used to convert amounts in Euro to national currency.
*) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of €2 000 000 (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).
**) Corporations pay only one licence fee
***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.
Compilation of hearing statementsDanish / 3.2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!