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

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection *) 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 €20 000 000.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds €20 000 000.
    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 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

    Fees valid from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection *) 28 000 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, 28 000 SEK excl. VAT per fuel type/production site will be charged.
    Renewal fee *) 14 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of one fuel type and production site is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional fuel types/production sites, 14 000 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 €20 000 000.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds €20 000 000.
    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, 28 000 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: 3 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 000 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 14 000 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 14 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe 24 000 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

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

    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 mars 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.

  • We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!


    The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.

    We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.

    During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation Overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.

    We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!

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