Working groups

There are currently five subject-related working groups with the following objectives:

  • Data Transfer System (DTS) To support and enhance the integrity of SBP claims, and improve efficiency of data transfer through facilitating simple and secure transmission of relevant, required data between actors in the biomass supply chain.
  • European Union To ensure that the SBP certification system is compliant with emerging EU legislation concerning sustainability criteria for biomass used in large scale energy production, and that the certification system itself is recognised as such by the relevant authorities.
  • High conservation values To develop guidance to support biomass producers in fulfilling SBP requirements relating to high conservation values in relation to biomass feedstock in the southern USA. Read more about the work of the group here.
  • Secondary feedstock To develop guidance and provide interpretations in relation to the use of secondary feedstock in the biomass supply chain and compliance with SBP standards.
  • Woodchip To develop guidance and provide interpretations in relation to the woodchip supply chain and compliance with SBP standards.