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Date posted: 20th October 2015

The RPS team is delighted to have been approved by Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) as self-suppliers of fuel for our biomass, following new sustainability criteria introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that went into effect on October 5th.

This means we can still receive our Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and use our wood waste as a fuel to heat our offices, as the government aims to ensure all fuel used in biomass is sustainable and all non-domestic use of biomass has been approved.

The simplest way to meet the new criteria is to use fuel from an approved BSL supplier. Since RPS generates its own wood waste we needed to apply to be approved as self-suppliers, through the BSL website. Just over a week later on October 9th, we received notice of our successful application.

Thomas Hudson, RPS’ marketing and communications manager, said: “We’re proud to have this approval which demonstrates we have a sustainable and environmentally responsible source of wood for our fuel.”

RPS decided on the best way to utilise the wood waste generated onsite in 2013. By the following spring, the biomass boiler was fully operational, creating energy to heat its offices and workshops. This practically eliminated dependency on fossil fuels, which saves the company in excess of £6,000 annually.

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