MGT Teesside Ltd joined Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) as its new member. The application for membership was approved at the SBP Board meeting held on September 12, 2017.
Thomas Dalsgaard, Chairman of SBP, commented, commented:
“I am pleased to announce that MGT Teesside has joined the membership of SBP. MGT Teesside will be represented on the Board and I look forward to the contribution the company will make to our work.
We are at an important stage in the development of the certification system. Our plan to transform SBP into a multi-stakeholder organisation is gaining momentum and the new arrangements are on schedule for implementation in early 2019.
I am also pleased to report that our certification system is progressing well. We now have 115 Certificate Holders and independent scrutiny is at the heart of our certification decision-making.
SBP has an important role to play in demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements for the legal and sustainable sourcing of biomass feedstock and we are committed to continuous improvement and development.”
MGT Teesside is building the Tees Renewable Energy Plant, a 299MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) biomass plant at Teesport, in the north-east of England, UK. The plant is the largest thermal-combustion power plant under construction in the UK.
SBP standard is an industry-led initiative formed by major European utilities that use biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets, in large thermal power plants.