SBP approves Control Union Certifications BV

SBP has today announced that Control Union Certifications BV (CUC) has become the sixth ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body. CUC has provided evidence that it meets the SBP requirements regarding its existing accreditations and has demonstrated sufficient resource and competence to manage the SBP certification programme.

The SBP certification programme enables producers of woody biomass to demonstrate that they source their raw material responsibly and that it complies with the regulatory, including sustainability, requirements applicable to power generators burning woody biomass to produce energy.

CUC has been approved for worldwide certification of Biomass Producers, typically pellet or wood chip mills, and the biomass supply chain, for example, components of the downstream supply chain, such as trade, transport and processing that require Chain of Custody certification.

Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer of SBP, commented, “We are delighted with the progress made over the last 15 months. We now have six SBP-approved Certification Bodies, which we believe is a testament to the growing importance of the SBP certification programme within the woody biomass to energy market.

“The SBP approval process is both rigorous and robust. I am pleased to confirm that CUC has achieved SBP approval”.