SBP has today announced that its certification system has received approval from the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy for primary feedstock (biomass categories 1 to 4). Together with our earlier approvals for biomass category 5 and chain of custody, SBP is now a pre-requisite for trading biomass internationally.
Carsten Huljus, SBP Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is very positive news for SBP and our certificate holders who wish to do business in the Dutch biomass market. The approval process has been extremely thorough and we have demonstrated that our system is sufficiently flexible to cope with new and changing regulatory regimes”.
The SBP certification system underwent a rigorous benchmarking exercise and was found to meet the relevant sustainability and management criteria. The latter evaluating SBP’s processes and procedures against requirements on transparency and openness, decision-making, stakeholder engagement and expert knowledge.
SBP is now working with the Dutch regulator, RVO.nl, to ensure efficient and effective practical implementation of the requirements.