The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has today announced that 200 organisations now currently hold active SBP certificates. The organisations have been certified in accordance with the SBP certification system, which provides assurance that woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainable sources in line with the definitions held by competent, regulatory authorities.
Carsten Huljus, SBP Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This is another important milestone for SBP. Our purpose is to facilitate the environmentally and socially responsible management of biomass resources to enable climate goals to be met.
“Our certificate holders are spread across 24 countries and last year over 9 million tonnes of biomass was produced and sold with an SBP claim.
“With production and sales volumes holding firm for this year, we anticipate that once again we will be able to report that SBP-certified pellets account for the majority of industrial pellets consumed in the EU-28.”
SBP Certificate Holders are either biomass producers, traders, or the end-users of SBP-certified biomass, such as large-scale utilities producing heat and power. A list of Certificate Holders may be viewed at: http://www.sbp-cert.org/approvals-and-certifications/certificate-holders.