Liquid and gaseous fuels

The product group covers a wide range of liquid fuel types - such as biogas, biodiesel and ethanol. In a life cycle perspective, Nordic Swan Ecolabelled fuel generate lower emissions of greenhouse gases. Requirements are also imposed on the amount of energy that may be used in the production of the Nordic Ecolabelled fuel. Criteria are harmonised with the provisions of the Renewable Energy Directive.


  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1 January 2018

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT per production site and fuel type
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** EUR 500 + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** EUR 2,500 + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence***

    Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: EUR 375 + VAT
    < 8 hours: EUR 750 + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: EUR 1,500 + VAT

    However, minimum EUR 3,000 + VAT per production site and fuel type if extension with new fuel types and/or production sites.         

    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0,15% of turnover + VAT per year for turnover EUR 0-20 mio.

    0,05% of turnover + VAT per year for turnover > EUR 20 mio.
    Minimum fee for Nordic region EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region EUR 100,000 + VAT per year

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region
    (Only if revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

    EUR 2,000 + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below EUR 2 million.

    ** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1,000€ per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    Published 26 September 2017, valid from 1 January 2018

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
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