ASTM E3066 - 16a

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Relative Sustainability Involving Energy or Chemicals from Biomass

    Active Standard ASTM E3066 | Developed by Subcommittee: E48.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard practice provides a science-based methodology for evaluating the relative sustainability of options involving energy or chemicals derived from biomass. Options may involve products, processes, or projects.

    1.2 The methodology includes setting goals and objectives, identifying stakeholders, selecting appropriate indicators, and evaluating the relative sustainability of options where at least one option is available from biomass.

    1.3 The objectives are to facilitate fair comparison of options, focus efforts on practical indicators reflecting stakeholder priorities, and support continual improvement for more sustainable outcomes.

    1.4 The purpose of this standard practice is not to declare something as sustainable or not sustainable but to help users assess, compare, and rank options based on specific goals and objectives.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1705 Terminology Relating to Biotechnology

    ISO Standards

    ISO 13065 Sustainability Criteria for Bioenergy

    ISO 14040

    ISO 14044


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.020.60 (Product life-cycles); 27.190 (Biological sources and alternative sources of energy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3066-16A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3066-16a, Standard Practice for Evaluating Relative Sustainability Involving Energy or Chemicals from Biomass, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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