SBP has today announced that its certification system now offers the complete solution for compliance with the biomass sustainability requirements of the Netherlands’ SDE+ subsidy programme.
The latest consents from the Dutch minister of economic affairs and climate policy for Biomass Category 2 using a risk-based approach and for SDE+ Controlled Biomass together with the approvals already granted provide an end-to-end solution for the full range of woody biomass types recognized by the Dutch authorities.
Carsten Huljus, SBP chief executive officer, said: “From the outset, SBP’s objective was to serve the key biomass markets in Europe. With these latest approvals we have achieved that. We will continue to serve those markets, but are now positioning SBP as the biomass standard for new geographies.
“SBP offers a tried and tested, off-the-shelf solution for emerging biomass markets. Policy makers need look no further than our certification system. The approvals we have earned come on the back of rigorous benchmarking and evaluation. SBP is a pre-requisite for trading biomass internationally.”
SBP’s approvals under the SDE+ regime cover woody biomass from feedstock sourced from forest residues, through the SBP Group Scheme and now through the SBP Risk Based Approach for Biomass Category 2, as well as processing residues.
The additional approval for SDE+ Controlled Biomass covers biomass that meets a subset of the full sustainability requirements, which is acceptable to be physically mixed (according to prescribed limits) with sustainable biomass.