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NSF International becomes SBP-approved certification body


From Biomass Magazine
By Sustainable Biomass Partnership

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has today announced that NSF International (NSF) has become an ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body. NSF has provided evidence that it meets the SBP requirements regarding its existing accreditations and has demonstrated sufficient resource and competence to manage the SBP certification programme under the SBP Framework.

The SBP Framework of standards and processes enables Biomass Producers, typically pellet and wood chip mills, to demonstrate that they source their feedstock responsibly and that it complies with the regulatory, including sustainability, requirements applicable to power generators burning woody biomass to produce energy.

NSF has been approved for the certification, in Canada and the United States of America, of Biomass Producers and the biomass supply chain, for example, Biomass Producers and components of the downstream supply chain, such as trade, transport and processing that require Chain of Custody certification.

Peter Wilson, Executive Director of SBP, commented, “On behalf of SBP I am pleased to confirm that NSF’s application is approved. NSF has been through a rigorous approval process, culminating in a final review and recommendation for approval by SBP’s independent Technical Committee.

“This is the second such approval of a Certification Body, and the first in North America. This progress provides a good foundation for implementation of the SBP Framework throughout the woody biomass supply chain”.

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