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The ETV pilot programme

The ETV pilot programme provides for third-party verification, on a voluntary basis, of the performance claims made by technology manufacturers in business-to-business relations. By issuing a Statement of Verification, which is the product of a successful ETV process, ETV provides credible information on the new technology. Market access for innovative environmental technologies is significantly enhanced and the technological risk for technology purchasers (whether private or public) reduced. The information contained in the Statement of Verification summarises the actual performance of the verified technology as well as the results of the tests performed. With proof of performance credibly assured, along with information about the design of the tests, innovations can expect an easier market access and/or a larger market share.

The objectives and operational principles of the ETV pilot programme are described in the Commission Staff Working Paper on 'The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) initiative – Helping Eco-Innovations to reach the Market'.

Additional information and the e-mail addresses of contacts in the Member States participating in the ETV Steering Group are available in the Information Note. Also available are Frequently Asked Questions.

ETV services will be provided by 'Verification Bodies', specifically accredited to perform verification under ETV for a given area of technology. Organisations interested in becoming Verification Bodies should contact their national accreditation body, whose contact details can be found on the webpage of the European Co-operation for Accreditation.

The ETV General Verification Protocol is the technical reference document describing the procedures guiding the verification process and the requirements on the organisations taking part in it.

The ETV pilot programme is open to all technologies ready for the market and showing a potential for innovation and environmental benefits. The ETV pilot programme will initially be active in three technology areas:

  • Water treatment and monitoring (monitoring of water quality, treatment of drinking water and of waste water)
  • Materials, waste and resources (separation and sorting of solid waste, recycling of materials, end-of-life products and chemicals, products made of biomass)
  • Energy technologies (renewable sources of energy, energy from waste, energy efficiency technologies)

Technology companies interested to have an environmental technology verified under ETV should contact a Verification Body. No organisation yet is accredited to act as Verification Body but the following organisations have stated their interest to become Verification Bodies. They can be contacted in order to plan or to begin the verification procedure for a new technology.

 

Organisation name (country)

Status of accreditation

Technology areas covered

Contact person

DS Certificering A/S (Denmark)

Letter of Intent

Water  
Energy 
Waste, resources and materials

Mr Thomas Bruun
tb@dscert.dk

ITP Branch Poznan (Poland) Letter of Intent Materials, waste and resources
Energy technologies
Jerzy Karlowski
j.karlowski@itep.edu.pl

LNE (France)

Letter of Intent

Water  
Energy 
Waste, resources and materials

Mr Emmanuel Rébuffat
emmanuel.rebuffat@lne.fr

NPL (United Kingdom)

Letter of Intent

Energy technologies

Ms Kathryn Vardy
kathryn.vardy@npl.co.uk

PIMOT (Poland) Letter of Intent Waste, resources and materials
Energy technologies

Mr Roman Nadratowski
r.nadratowski@pimot.org.pl
Mr Artur Malinowski
a.malinowski@pimot.org.pl

RESCOLL (France)

Letter of Intent

Waste, resources and materials

Ms Claire Michaud
etv@rescoll.eu claire.michaud@rescoll.fr

Sira Certification Service (UK) Letter of Intent Water
Energy
Emily Jarvis
Emily.Jarvis@siracertification.com

VTT (Finland)

Letter of Intent

Water  
Energy 
Waste, resources and materials

Mr Matti Lanu
matti.lanu@vtt.fi

Zetom (Poland)

Letter of Intent

Water

Mr Jacek Przydryga
j.przydryga@zetom.eu