SBP receives approval for Dutch SDE+ biomass categories 1 to 4
The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has announced that its certification system has received approval from the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy for primary feedstock – biomass categories 1 to 4. Together with SBP's earlier approvals for biomass category 5 and chain-of-custody, SBP is now a pre-requisite for trading biomass internationally.
SBP is now working with the Dutch regulator, RVO.nl, to ensure efficient and effective practical implementation of the requirements.
This is very positive news for SBP and our certificate holders who wish to do business in the Dutch biomass market. The approval process has been extremely thorough and we have demonstrated that our system is sufficiently flexible to cope with new and changing regulatory regimes, said Carsten Huljus, CEO, SBP.
The SBP certification system underwent a rigorous benchmarking exercise and was found to meet the relevant sustainability and management criteria. The latter evaluating SBP’s processes and procedures against requirements on transparency and openness, decision-making, stakeholder engagement and expert knowledge.