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Solid Biofuel Boilers 060

A Nordic Ecolabelled boiler is fired on solid biofuel. That means wood or pellets made of wood. In some cases, an alternative biofuel may be used.

The fuel can be fed manually or automatically. Wood is generally fed manually while pellets are fed automatically.

A boiler uses water to distribute heat around a building. It is not designed to emit heat directly into a room. The size of the boiler is dependent on the heat and hot water requirement of the house. A wood-fired boiler is generally run periodically since the hot water is stored in a hot-water tank. Pellets boilers do not generally have hot-water tanks and are thus also fired at low loads.

The flue gas emissions produced by the boiler and the efficiency are tested. The supplier must also provide clear user information as to how to operate and maintain the boiler for optimum performance.

The emission of particles, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons from a Nordic Ecolabelled boiler, fired by solid biofuels, are low compared to other boilers on the market. Nordic Ecolabelled boilers are highly efficient and are made of environmentally suitable materials. The manufacturer must also ensure that the instruction manual contains sufficient information.

If you heat your house with a biofuel boiler, the impact on the green house effect is low. Nordic Ecolabelled boilers are efficient as well. That makes it possible to heat many houses with a reduced impact on the green house effect.

  • Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0,3 % of the licence's annual turnover in the Nordic countries excl. VAT
    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR 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 The fee is based on how long it takes to handle 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.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for solid biofuel boilers

    3.1 => 3.2: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The criteria have been prolonged with 5 months. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 31 March 2021.

    3.0 => 3.1: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The criteria have been prolonged with 16 months. The new version, 3.1, is valid until 31 October 2020.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    Version 3 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for solid biofuel boilers has been published. The criteria are valid until June 30th 2019.

  • 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 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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