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SBP - Public Consultation

You are invited to provide comments on the first draft of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) Supply Base Evaluation for the Supply Base of Great Britain developed by Euroforest Ltd which can be found here.


Our public consultation is open until Monday 19th December.


Stakeholders can submit feedback to us by filling out a Comments Form which you can find here, and sending it to

What is the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP):

SBP is a certification system designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and woodchips, used for large-scale energy production.

SBP has developed a certification system to provide assurance that woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainable sources.

What is being consulted on:

Euroforest have developed the Supply Base Evaluation to determine risk  (low or specified) against the 38 legality and sustainability indicators found in SBP Standard 1 Feedstock Compliance Standard for all timber (woody biomass feedstock) harvesting and processing residues in Great Britain.

Our development of a Supply Base Evaluation is part of the process in working towards achieving certification under the SBP normative framework; a system of assurance that the woody biomass we supply is sourced from legal and sustainable sources.

About Euroforest:

Euroforest harvests between 1,000,000 and 1,200,000 tonnes of timber(feedstock) per year (of which 300,00-400,000 is or could be suitable for the biomass market) and supplies the entire UK market, from small-scale millers through to the largest processing operations, as well as some European customers.

Overall, the majority of timber for Euroforest customers has been harvested from forestry operations including final harvest.

Origin of Euroforest’s woody biomass feedstock for energy: Timber supplied as woody biomass for energy production has largely been harvested from operations in South East England. These operations have been commissioned by customers  requiring, for example, silvicultural thinning,  plant health felling, windblow salvage, habitat restoration/management, or essential infrastructure works. A proportion of chips from sawmills has also been used.

How will we use your comments:

Euroforest will consider all comments relevant to our supply base evaluation and an assessment of each anonymised comment will be included in the public report after our certification audit by the certification body Preferred by Nature is complete.

Thank you in advance for your participation!