The SBP Framework provides for the collection and carriage of energy and carbon data throughout the biomass supply chain. Furthermore, the Framework enables the calculation of energy and carbon savings achieved by burning biomass in place of fossil fuel sources.
Data on biomass flows will be made available in aggregated form. Information on the supply base evaluation of each certified Biomass Producer will be publicly available.
SBP recognises the importance of emerging topics, such as carbon accounting and cascading use of wood, and that more information is needed on these emerging topics. The data collected and the energy and carbon balance calculations will, over time, help to build up a useful picture of the feedstock characteristics.