UL 2854:2018-01 Standard for Sustainability for Renewable Low-lmpact Electricity Products.
2.1 UL 2854 covers two renewable low-impact electricity products, which allow the commodification of renewable energy generation, and denote relatively low environmental impacts when compared to traditional fossil based electricity generation activities. These impacts are among other things. low net greenhouse gas emissions, limited depletion of non-renewable resources. reduced emissions of other pollutants and reduced impacts on aquatic. riparian and terrestrial ecosystems and species. These two products are:
a) Bundled renewable low-impact electricity; and
b) Renewable Energy Certificates. 3 Units of Measurement
3.1 For the purposes of these requirements, values shall be reported in accordance with the requirements of the specific criteria and shall be in metric units. If a manufacturer’s choice of units deviates, that change shall be documented and justified as to the reason and relevance for that change.
4 Undated References
4.1 Any undated reference to a code or standard appearing in the criteria of these requirements shall be interpreted as referring to the latest edition of that code or standard. The exception shall be in the case where the criterion explicitly states a certain version or date to be used.
5.1 For the purpose of these requirements, the following definitions apply.
5.2 BIOGAS — Gaseous products (primarily methane and carbon dioxide) produced by the anaerobic decomposition of organic wastes. For the purpose of this standard, facilities producing biogas include sewage treatment plants, manure and other farm and food/feed-based anaerobic digestion processing facilities, and excludes landfill gas.
5.3 BIOGAS-FUELED ELECTRICITY — Electricity generated from a system in which biogases are captured for combustion and conversion to electricity.
5.4 BIOGENIC — From recently living plants and animals that have died 80 or less years ago.
5.5 BIOMASS — Vegetative matter or its derivatives including:
a) Solid biomass removed from fields and forests which are managed by following sound
environmental management practices. Solid biomass can either be whole plants, parts of plants, or harvesting and industrial by-product residues arising from the harvesting and processing of
agricultural crops or forestry products that would otherwise be land filled or incinerated;
b) Dedicated energy crops; and
C) Liquid fuels derived from biomass as defined in items (a) and (b) above, including among
other things ethanol, biodiesel, and methanol.
Eligible biomass fuels exclude manufacturing process by-products that have been treated in the manners listed below to prevent toxic emissions.UL 2854 pdf download.