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Biomass Suppliers

Register as a Biomass Fuel Supplier

Use this section to register on the biomass supplier list so you can supply biomass fuel to your customers who are using the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Before You Start

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You can only register on the biomass suppliers list if you supply wood fuel and you will need;

Extra information is required from you and depending on the type of business you operate.

Trader Selling Biomass Fuel to Consumers

You need your licence numbers from your biomass fuel supplier list and you will also be required to know;

You will need a carbon emissions calculation from each of your suppliers if you do not have these details.

Biomass Fuel Producer Selling to Traders or Consumers

You will need to make a greenhouse gas calculation and show that you meet the land criteria rules. The calculation for greenhouse gas depends on the size of company.

Use the calculator in the application form for a company with less than 50 staff and turnover of less than £10 million.

Use the UK Solid and Gaseous Biomass Carbon Calculator for a company with more than 50 staff and a turnover of over £10 million.

To do the calculation you will need information on the 'lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions' of your fuel (such as the type of dryer you use to dry the fuel).

Making Biomass Fuel for Your Usage

If you make biomass fuel for your own use (self-supplier) you must be a participant in the Renewable Heat Incentive or be planning to apply, and have a boiler that generates less than 1MW. You will need to provide;

Biomass Supplier Registration; UK Rules Updated 2017