Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) certification ensures that woody biomass feedstock is sourced responsibly and can be effectively tracked through the supply chain. SBP exists to ensure that woody biomass producers comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements for European power generators.
In addition, 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. Another part of the standard entails that organizations demonstrate sustainable feedstock and traceability, requiring chain of custody (COC) certification from FSC®, SFI® or PEFC, which SCS provides.
Certification to SBP involves an audit to determine conformance to the key principles and requirements. The audit ensures that the biomass producer sources feedstock legally and sustainably, has implemented a Supply Base Evaluation (SBE), tracks and records biomass profiling data, and tracks SBP compliant biomass through chain of custody.