Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)

The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) is a unique certification system designed for woody biomass used in industrial, large-scale energy production. Purpose of SBP is to facilitate the economically, environmentally and socially responsible use of Biomass enabling climate goals to be met.


SBP certification system provides assurance in line with regulatory requirements for responsible woody biomass with known climate credentials. SBP aims to support a sustainable solid biomass supply chain that contributes to a low carbon economy.


SBP certification provides assurance that the woody biomass is sourced and produced responsibly. These system covers certification of biomass producers, traders and energy producers that are end users of biomass products.
The SBP system accepts the assurance of responsible materials provided by FSC, PEFC or SFI certification. However, it is not intended to replace FSC or PEFC certification. Despite overlapping requirements, FSC or PEFC certification does not cover all the criteria of SBP certification – and vice versa.

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