Biomass Workshop Series 2020/21

Join SBP and BPA for a workshop dedicated to Greenhouse Gas Calculation and Standards: the experience in Europe. The workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in the biomass market in Japan and the current discussion surrounding greenhouse gas calculation methodologies.

Overview With the re-cast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), the EU has laid out its first framework of sustainability criteria for solid biomass fuels. REDII complements several national regulatory regimes for sustainability of woody biomass. Countries such as the UK, Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands have led the way with their own definitions of biomass sustainability. SBP in cooperation with the Biomass Power Association (BPA) of Japan invites you to explore the current standards framework for woody biomass in Europe.

We are proud to present four leading experts on the topic, who will provide you with insights from their years of experience in the industry. Their presentations will showcase the approach of different European countries as an input for Japan’s considerations on greenhouse gas calculation methodologies.

We invite professionals and stakeholders of the biomass, energy and transportation industries to join us in a 2:30 hour digital event presenting user case studies from across Europe and the opportunity for discussion with our panel of experts during a 30 minute Q&A session.

The event will be held in English and feature a translation to Japanese.

Date Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Time 17:00 – 19:30 JST (09:00 – 11:30 CET) (08:00 – 10:30 GMT)

Platform Zoom

Registration Please make sure you register before 3 February using this link.


Michael Goldsworthy - Sustainability Manager, Drax Group

How to prove carbon neutrality of woody biomass? An overview of the different methods and definitions.

Yves Ryckmans - Chief Technology Officer Biomass and Solid Fuels, Engie Laborelec

Calculating GHG emissions of supply chains: An example from Flanders (Belgium).

Francois Ducarme - Competence Leader Biomass, SGS Belgium

The RED equation: Comparing three national calculation models.

Simon Armstrong - Chief Technical Officer, SBP

The SBP data collection and transfer system: A secure way to provide sustainability data across countries.