Be8 is certified by GMP+B2 and GMP+B3, which attest sums up compliance with international requirements related to Food Safety in its production and marketing chain. The bran, soybean hulls and degummed oil produced by Be8 are in accordance with the criteria of Good Manufacturing Practices, being in line with the tolerable levels of the raw material used, established by the specific legislation, with regard to pesticide residues, inorganic and microbiological contaminants.
Each year, a maintenance audit is carried out by the Certification Body, and every three years, a Certificate Renewal audit. The Be8 Certification was renewed on June 1, 2020 and is valid until May 31, 2023.
The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) attested to the technical competence of the laboratories of the Biodiesel Plants of Be8 of Passo Fundo (RS) and Marialva (PR) believing them in NBR ISO 17025, standard that internationally standardizes the activities of the test and calibration laboratories. Accreditation ensures the reliability of the results of the analyses performed for certification of biodiesel produced in the units.
- Laboratory Be8, Marialva/PR unit, accredited by the General Accreditation Coordination of Inmetro for Tests NBR ISO/IEC 17025, under CRL number 0744.
- Be8 Laboratory, Passo Fundo/RS unit, accredited by the General Accreditation Coordination of Inmetro for Tests NBR ISO/IEC 17025, under CRL number 0745
Be8 received the ISCC – International Sustainability and Carbon Certification EU, on August 18, 2020, for the two industrial units, Passo Fundo/RS and Marialva/PR, for the production of biodiesel from animal fats. With the ISCC EU certificate, Be8 participates in the RED certified supply chain for Europe's sustainable biofuels market. The ISCC EU certificate proves compliance with sustainable biomass production requirements, traceability of origin and documentation of the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.
The certification attested that the Biodiesel produced by Be8, from the production of sustainable raw material (animal fats) to its industrialization, reduces from 86 to 90% the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), when compared to fossil diesel, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. The certification is annual and has partners in the animal fat chain, such as refrigerators that participate in this certification.
Be8 was one of the first biodiesel plants to be certified by the National Biofuels Policy (Renovabio) on November 14, 2019. With this, it is empowered to participate in the market of CBios (Decarbonization Credits), with the production of biodiesel from animal fats. Renovabio's main instrument is the establishment of annual national decarbonization targets for the fuel sector, in order to encourage the increase in the production and participation of biofuels in the country's transport energy matrix.
The national targets set for fuel distributors are annually deployed in individual compulsory targets, according to their holdings in the fossil fuel market, pursuant to ANP Resolution No. 791/2019 of June 12, 2019.