UK opens biomass fuel registration

By Staff | June 25, 2014

Biomass fuel suppliers serving the U.K. thermal market are now able to register their fuels as sustainable by applying to the government’s Biomass Suppliers List. The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change said the list will ensure biomass supported under the Renewable Heat Incentive is sustainable. Beginning this fall, biomass fuels used under the RHI must certain greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction thresholds.

Producers and traders of wood fuel who wish to access the growing RHI market can apply for free to the BSL. Small and micro enterprises will be able to use a new simple carbon calculator developed to make the process as easy as possible for small businesses.

Larger enterprises will be able to use the U.K. Solid and Gaseous Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator to calculate the GHG emissions associated with their fuel. Individuals and businesses that self-supply their fuel are also encouraged to register as self-supplier.