Swan labelling of fuel

Nov 2007

In a life cycle perspective, a Swan-labelled fuel generates lower emissions of greenhouse gases. Moreover, compared with conventional fossil fuels, a Swan-labelled fuel does not cause to an increased risk of cancer or increased energy consumption.
The quality of the fuel is safeguarded in that it is required to fulfil acknowledged fuel standards. In a Swan-labelled fuel, the raw materials are traceable – i.e. the applicant must document the origin of the raw materials. In addition, in the case of some raw materials, there is a requirement that a specified proportion of certified raw materials must be used in order to safeguard sustainable cultivation.

By: Nordic Ecolabelling

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