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News for 2019

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • The first project of the Research Hub - Tender Q&A

    Questions submitted to the Research Hub relative to the Tender Invitation Document for the first project of the Hub are attached in Q&A format below. A reminder that the deadline for tender submissions is 8 November 2019...

    Posted: 1 November, 2019

  • UPDATED 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

    Please find attached an updated version of the REAL Schemes' 2018 Annual report. This report was first published in September 2019 and amended in October 2019...

    Posted: 23 October, 2019

  • Tendering for the first project of REAL's Research Hub - important update

    *UPDATE 17/10/2019 : The deadline for the receipt of tender submissions has been extended by three weeks from the deadline specified in the Tender Invitation Document to Friday 8 November 2019...

    Posted: 10 October, 2019

  • CCS News Update - October 2019

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 8 October, 2019

  • CCS Sampling Workshop Invitation

    REAL will be running a new half-day sampling workshop near Edinburgh on Friday 25th October for composting site operators and staff. The site is located a 20-minute drive away from Edinburgh Airport, with parking spaces available. We will confirm the address to attendees or interested parties...

    Posted: 25 September, 2019

  • Compost Certification Scheme Summer '19 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. We shared news on our Research Hub and Market development Working Group (MDWG) developments and changes to the CCS Position and Sampling guidance...

    Posted: 12 September, 2019

  • Tendering for an Independent Auditor to assess the performance of CCS/BCS Approved Laboratories

    REAL is seeking to appoint an Independent Auditor to check REAL CCS/BCS Approved Laboratories' performances...

    Posted: 10 September, 2019

  • The Compost/Biofertiliser Certification Schemes' Annual Report 2018

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) has published its third annual report for the Compost Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme in 2018. In summary, there were a total of 171 processes certified under the CCS by the end of 2018...

    Posted: 10 September, 2019

  • CCS Producers' Forum meeting in October

    The next meeting of the CCS Producers' Forum will be taking place in Leeds on Wednesday 16th October 2019.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish at 16.00 with lunch provided. The address for the event is DWF, Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5DY...

    Posted: 21 August, 2019

  • The first project of the Research Hub

    REAL are pleased to announce that the first project of the Research Hub has been selected and is titled:   'The development of a Research Library for the Organics Recycling Industry'   The Panel discussed each of the thirteen shortlisted Research Project Proposals as in...

    Posted: 12 August, 2019

  • CCS News Update - June 2019

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 1 July, 2019

  • Decision-making tree for Producer enquiries updated

    REAL have recently revised the CCS decision-making tree. The decision tree, displayed within the attached document, enables Scheme participants to identify their initial point of contact for Scheme-related enquiries...

    Posted: 17 May, 2019

  • CCS News Update - April 2019

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 15 April, 2019

  • Scheduled REA Training Courses 2019

    REAL has liaised with the Renewable Energy Association (REA) regarding the following training opportunities, which are now open for individuals to register attendance: The ‘Understanding PAS100 in full’ workshop is taking place on the 29 May 2019 in Leeds...

    Posted: 15 April, 2019

  • Upcoming CCS Producers' Forum

    The next meeting of the CCS Producers’ Forum is taking place on Wednesday 22 May at the Jurys Inn in Sheffield (119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QW). The meeting will start at 12 noon and will finish at 3pm with a break for lunch...

    Posted: 14 March, 2019

  • CCS News Update - March 2019

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 14 March, 2019

  • Compost Certification Scheme winter '18/'19 newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme last week. In this newsletter, we shared news on our Research Hub and Market Development Working Group (MDWG) developments, changes brought in by the CCS Scheme Rules and relevant policy/regulatory updates...

    Posted: 18 February, 2019

  • An opportunity has arisen to propose research project ideas!

    An opportunity has arisen for individuals/organisations to propose research project ideas for projects that the REAL Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes' Research Hub could fund or support...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • REAL CCS reappoints three laboratories in 2019

    Three laboratories have been reappointed this year to undertake PAS 100 testing of compost for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS). Compost producers will now have a choice of three laboratories to test their compost for certification purposes...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019