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21 October 16

SBP Directorate Changes

SBP has today announced that Dorothy Thompson is to retire as a director and Chairman of the Board. Thomas Dalsgaard, who has been a director of the Company since 2013, succeeds Dorothy Thompson as Chairman.

Thomas Dalsgaard commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to chair the SBP Board. I should like to thank Dorothy for all the work she has put into SBP from its origination to where it is today.

“I look forward to continuing the roll-out of SBP in the market and, in close dialogue with our stakeholders, including the Advisory Board, biomass producers, regulators and NGOs, seeking continuous improvement and development of the system. SBP is a unique certification system for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and woodchips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production. When it comes to meeting regulatory requirements for legal and sustainable sourcing of feedstock I am committed to ensuring that the system is fit-for-purpose and robust”.

Dorothy Thompson added: “I’m extremely proud to have chaired the Sustainable Biomass Partnership over the three years since its creation. So much has been achieved, in particular establishing a certification framework providing assurance that woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainable sources.

“Biomass will continue to play a vital role in enabling the transition to a low carbon future and I wish Thomas well in taking SBP forward at a vital time for the industry”.

For more information, please contact:
Melanie Wedgbury (SBP)
T: +44(0)7734 793279
E: mkwedgbury@sustainablebiomasspartnership.org