RS ISO 16559: 2014
Solid biofuels — Terminology, definitions and descriptions


This international standard determines the terminology and definitions for solid biofuels. According to
the scope of the ISO/TC 238 this standard only includes raw and processed material originating from
— forestry and arboriculture,
— agriculture and horticulture,
— aquaculture
NOTE 1 Raw and processed material includes woody, herbaceous, fruit and aquatic biomass from the sectors
mentioned above.
NOTE 2 Chemically treated material does not include halogenated organic compounds or heavy metals at
levels higher than those in typical virgin material values or higher than typical values of the country of origin.
Materials originating from different recycling processes of end-of-life-products are not within the scope
but relevant terms are included for information. Areas covered by ISO/TC28/SC7 “Liquid biofuels” and
ISO/TC193 “Natural gas” are excluded.
Other standards with a different scope than this International Standard may have different definitions
than this standard.

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RS ISO 16559: 2014ADOPTED ISO STANDARDSGeneralities. Terminology. Standardization. Documentation45First Edition
Dec 2015
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