Getting Started: Producers

How to Get Certified

  1. Sign up: apply online and submit you fee to the American Biogas Council (ABC)
  2. Third Party Verifier validates registration
  3. Pick a certified laboratory from ABC website
  4. Send initial sample to lab for each end use
  5. Lab sends results to Producer & ABC; lab declares whether or not sample(s) passed
  6. ABC notifies Producer; if sample(s) passed, permission is granted to use logos
  7. Follow Chapter 11 instructions for marketing, distribution

Fees

Key
AWDP = Annual Whole Digestate Production (tons/year)

50,000 AWDP
Member – $600 ($.012/ton)
Non-member – $850 ($.017/ton)

50,001-250,000 AWDP
Member – $875 ($.017-.004/ton)
Non-member – $1.250 ($.025-.005/ton)

251,000-500,000 AWDP
Member – $1,750 ($.007-.004/ton)
Non-member – $2,500 ($.01-.005/ton)

501,000-750,000 AWDP
Member – $2,625 ($.005-.004/ton)
Non-member – $3,750 ($.007-.005/ton)

751,000-1,000,000 AWDP
Member – $3,500 ($.005-.004/ton)
Non-member – $5,000 ($.007-.005/ton)