Stakeholders invited to comment on SDE+ CAT2 Latvian risk assessment

In the Dutch energy market, the use of biomass has been regulated since 2018 by the criteria of the SDE + framework.


From 2020, in Netherlands the use of woodchips and wood pellets made from energywood harvested from forest management units of less than 500ha will only be possible if the required certification schemes have been used or the specific criteria is met.


There are fixed requirements for the 15 biomass-based principles formulated in the normative document and also included in the attached initial risk assessment. As the requirements are only published in Dutch and English, for the sake of objectivity the biomass producer cannot create a Latvian translation.


The attached version of the risk assessment cross-references of Graanul Invest AS procedures and Latvian legislation with the requirements of SDE + for sustainable biomass.


As a result of this risk assessment, Graanul Invest AS identifies wood pellets produced from FSC and PEFC certified roundwood, as compatible with the Dutch SDE+ requirements.    


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Date created: 28.11.2019
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