The Woodfuel Guidance sets out the land criteria for those producing heat and electricity from woodfuel.
Those using biomass to produce heat or electricity will have to comply with mandatory sustainability critera to receive incentives, once the 2015 amended renewable obligation and renewable heat incentive orders come into force (and from April under the CFD). These criteria include a greenhouse gas and a land criteria. This guidance sets out the land criteria for those producing heat and electricity from woodfuel.
For woodfuel, the land criteria is as set out in the timber standard for heat and electricity. This requires woodfuel users to put in place sustainable forest management practices, and to provide evidence that wood can be traced from a sustainable source.
Click on the links below to see the relevant pdf document from the DECC website:
Woodfuel Advice Note
Consignments and Mass Balance Approach - Guidance
Risk Based Regional Assessment - A Checklist Approach