Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) informed that the organization published the final draft Regional Risk Assessment for Denmark.
According to the the announcement, the Regional Risk Assessments are a key part of SBP’s focus on identifying and mitigating risks associated with sourcing feedstock for biomass wood pellet and woodchip production. The purpose of a Regional Risk Assessment is to evaluate an entire geographic region and determine the risks associated with sourcing feedstock for biomass wood pellet or woodchip production from that region. Thus, the need for individual Biomass Producers to conduct risk assessments is avoided. Further, Regional Risk Assessments are particularly valuable where statutory protection for forested land is limited.
Carsten Huljus, SBP Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Identifying and managing any risks so as to prevent illegal and unsustainable sourcing of feedstock for the production of biomass wood pellets and woodchips used in large scale energy production is central to the role of SBP. We encourage interested parties to take part in the consultation.”
The final draft Regional Risk Assessment for Denmark may be viewed at the following link.
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.