Biomass Suppliers List

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Biomass Suppliers List
Biomass Suppliers List (BSL)
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Purpose of BSL is to demonstrate compliance with new
sustainability criteria. There are 4 registration categories:
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Self-Supplier
Producer
Trader
Producer and Trader
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To claim Domestic & Non-Domestic RHI, all participants
must either register as self-suppliers or source their fuel
from a BSL-registered Producer, Trader or Trader Producer
Self - Supplier
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RHI participants with a boiler of less than 1MWth,
sourcing fuel from own (single) estate (radius of 50
miles) as the boiler
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Also able to source waste woodfuel from outside their
estate for use in their boiler
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If self-supplying, to claim RHI you will need evidence
of sustainable self-supply:
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An FCS-approved woodland management plan or
A felling licence
Self –supplying and producing fuel for sale
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If you want to self-supply chips or logs for your
biomass boiler, as well as produce chips or logs for
sale, you will need to register with the BSL and do a
carbon calculation
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By spring 2015 you’ll also need to show compliance
with the UK Timber Standard for Heat and
Electricity. If your woodlands are not FSC/PEFC
certified, then a woodland management plan will
likely be key to complying with the Timber Standard
Producer
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RHI participants with a boiler of less than 1MWth,
sourcing fuel from own (single) estate (radius of 50
miles) as the boiler
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Produces fuel from raw materials (not authorised to sell
to end consumers)
Trader
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Buys fuel and supplies it to consumers and/or other
Traders
Trader – Producer
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Combines the roles of Producer and Trader
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RHI participants who source raw materials from
another supplier (i.e. not using own woodlands) &
process these into fuel for their own use should
register in this category if they wish to use the BSL
to meet the sustainability criteria
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Self-supply as well as selling chips or logs to other
biomass boiler owners
RHI payments for drying chips or logs
• You can claim RHI payments for drying chips or
logs with a grain drying floor and then use those
chips or logs to heat a property (if using the same
boiler(s)
• You could potentially keep some of those chips for
own use, as well as selling to end users or to
traders (depending on BSL registration)
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