ISCC Technical Stakeholder Committee – Solid Biomass

Upcoming Technical Stakeholder Meeting

Date to be announced

About the Technical Stakeholder Committee

The Solid Biomass Stakeholder Committee is dedicated to advancing sustainability using solid biomass feedstocks. ISCC invites stakeholders to participate in shaping responsible practices and fostering sustainability certification in this crucial sector. Together, we can promote the responsible use of solid biomass and contribute to a greener future.

8th Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

28 November 2017, Brussels (Belgium)

The 8th ISCC Technical Committee – Solid Biomass took place on 28 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. ISCC welcomed members (e.g. WWF), system users, certification bodies and stakeholders from different organisations (e.g. European Commission, National competent authorities, confederation of European forest owners) discussing implications of the sustainability requirements for solid biomass in the proposed RED recast and traceability in forestry supply chains.

Giulio Volpi from DG Energy presented the current state of the RED recast. The participants intensively discussed the current proposal for solid biomass sustainability criteria as set out in the RED recast and its potential implementation via certification or other measures. Meo Carbon Solutions presented already available technology tools which allow for online sustainability evaluation of forest areas and full traceability throughout complex supply chains. Afterwards, the future Dutch requirements for solid biomass and its verification were introduced as an example for national implementation of sustainability criteria for wood. ISCC’s approach for sustainable solid biomass was presented proving that RED compatible certification of forest biomass can be implemented. Following, UPM’s concept for sustainable forest management in Scandinavia was presented.

After lunch break, GRAS, an innovative web-based tool supporting companies, organisations, etc. implementing sustainable forest supply chains and conducting credible sustainability assessments, was introduced. BASIS Bioenergy, a web-based database providing valuable information on wood demand and consumption in the EU, was presented. Further, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) was discussed, providing insights in actual measures fighting illegal wood by the EU and ensuring traceability in forest supply chains.

7th Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

23 January 2013, Berlin, Germany

6th Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

25 July 2012, Cologne

5th Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

10 May 2012, Berlin

4th Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

25 January 2012, Berlin

3rd Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

02 September 2011, Berlin

2nd Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

24 May 2011, Berlin

1st Technical Stakeholder Meeting – Solid Biomass

25 February 2011, Cologne