Your fuel supplier needs to be SFR registered

If you are using non-wood fuel in an RHI accredited biomass system, your supplier needs to be registered with SFR to make sure that you are meeting the sustainability criteria.

How it works?

You will have to set up your own SFR account and your supplier will allocate a fuel lot to you.  You will get an email and a message on your SFR dashboard. You simply need to accept this fuel and you will get a unique SFR number, which you need to submit to Ofgem as part of your periodic returns.

Getting it right with non-wood fuels

Many non-wood fuels are cheaper than their wood counterparts and are widely available in the UK. It’s quite possible that, if wood fuel prices begin to rise, existing biomass system owners might like the idea of cutting their fuel costs by switching to using alternative fuels. Also, developers of new projects might wish to consider cheaper non-wood fuels to assist the economic outlook of their scheme. It’s not only really important to consider all the options, but also to be aware of the issues of making such a choice.

Things to consider include: