MCS Standards

MCS Technical Working Groups develop the MCS standards, which are predominantly based on international and European standards already in existence.


Biomass heating systems burn wood in the form of pellets, chips or logs to provide heating and hot water for the home.

MCS approved products satisfy rigorous and established European and International standards. In addition to laboratory testing, the product manufacturers also must undertake factory production control audits to show that they have the management systems in place to support the quality production practices and demonstrate the products at the end of the production line are of the same quality as those that are tested.

Below is the standard required to be met for Biomass products under the MCS scheme.

Technology Specific Scheme Requirements
Biomass Systems 
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 3.0 01.11.2016

Product standards that have been withdrawn are available for reference here.