It is difficult to read anything about renewable heat without seeing the word ‘biomass’ inextricably linked with wood. In fact, they are often used interchangeably: “I have a biomass boiler”, “oh, so you heat with wood” etc. The definition of biomass encompasses sources of fuel that are much greater than simple parlance suggests.
The SFR approach to sustainability reporting is to be as accurate and transparent as possible. This is really important from the biomass industry standpoint as we try and win friends with environmental groups and the general public. Our view is that to fully comply with the sustainability criteria and, therefore, meet your ongoing RHI obligations, your greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) figure needs to be as accurate as possible.