Scandbio first in Europe with SBP certification
Scandinavia's largest pellet producer, Sweden-headed Scandbio AB is the first producer in Europe to achieve Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certification. The plant which is certified is SBE Latvia Ltd in Talsi Latvia.
A subsidiary of Scandbio, SBE Latvia Ltd in Talsi, Latvia produces around 80 000 tonnes of pellets per annum, both industrial grade and premium quality. Most of the production is exported to other countries within the EU with a focus on the Baltic Sea area. The certification applies only to the raw material that is also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Certification is an important step in increasing the attractiveness of export customers in the European market, said Peter Granborn, CEO of Scandbio AB.
SBP – Sustainable Biomass Partnership started in 2013 to facilitate supply of solid biofuels that are sustainable both economically, environmentally and socially. Founded in 2014 through a merger of Lantmännen Agroenergi and Neova to form Agroenergi Neova Pellets AB, the name was changed to Scandbio AB in 2016.
The company produces and supplies solid processed wood fuels such as pellets, briquettes, and wood powder to industry, municipalities, and consumers. Scandbio currently operates 7 plants in Sweden and one in Latvia and with a total annual pellet production of around 650 000 tonnes.