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