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Sustainable Biomass Program

About SBP Certification

Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) is industry-led initiative formed to ensure that woody biomass producers comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements for European power generators. SBP certification program helps in demonstrating that woody material is sourced responsibly and can be tracked efficiently through the supply chain. Also, the SBP framework helps guarantee accurate transmission of energy and carbon data across the chain of custody to the end user, supporting national greenhouse gas reduction efforts. SBP also complements requirements for sustainable feedstock and chain of custody from existing forest certification schemes (FSC, PEFC etc.).

SBP certification is for

Producers or suppliers of woody biomass feedstock can get SBP certified.

European Union Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

According to the European Union Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, biomass produced sustainably for use in the EU countries for production of liquid and transport biofuels may only qualify for tax deductions, receive feed-in tariffs, or be counted towards renewable energy targets.

The EU RED aims to ensure that biomass is not produced by the destruction of primary forest, mangroves, biodiversity hotspots or wetlands. Futhermore, the EU RED mandates that the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of certified biofuels shall be at least 35 percent lower than GHG emissions related to the use of fossil fuels.

Benefits for SBP Certification:

SBP certification has a variety of well-recognised benefits include:

  • First step towards achieving broader sustainability objectives

  • Satisfy the growing market and buyer requirements with SBP certification

  • Increase access to worldwide markets

  • Strengthening and developing your brand value

  • Strengthening management practices

Our Service offers for SBP Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting Services assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving SBP certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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