Database for biomass and waste

Phyllis is a database containing information on the composition of biomass and waste. From Phyllis you can obtain analysis data of individual biomass or waste materials or average values for a group of materials.

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Groups can be selected from one of three classification schemes: the ECN Phyllis scheme, the NTA 8003 scheme (only in Dutch), and the European standard CEN/TS 14961. The latter scheme is used for the BIODAT database, which has been made an integral part of Phyllis. The BIODAT database was developed in co-operation with European partners within the PHYDADES project.

You can get answers to questions such as:

You may also contact ECN to ask for tailor made selections, fully conducted to your wishes at a reasonable fee. Contact us at for information or with suggestions for improvement.

Phyllis is designed and maintained by ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency. At present it contains almost 3000 datarecords. Phyllis will be updated and extended regularly.

If you use data from Phyllis we kindly ask you to refer to:

Phyllis2, database for biomass and waste,
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Development of Phyllis2 was co-funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme through the BRISK project.

BRISK BRISK2 7th Framework Programme