The scheme is designed to assure biomass and wood fuel quality for both domestic and commercial users.
Biomass boilers operate at optimal efficiency with fuel of the correct quality. Using poor quality fuel can reduce combustion efficiency and increase maintenance costs.
HETAS chief executive Bruce Allen said: “Both domestic and commercial customers rely on their suppliers to provide fuel of the correct type, size and moisture content. With the rapidly expanding biomass market, we need to provide confidence in the supply chain, and ensure that biomass and wood fuel meets specified standards.”
Marketing Manager for Certainly Wood Nic Snell said: “We are delighted to become the first producer in the UK to become approved, and this is certainly not just a label. The quality assurance systems we now have in place enable us to ensure a high standard of product is provided to our customers everytime.”
HETAS is already assessing more applicants to the scheme, and will be publicising a list of approved suppliers on their website, and also in the HETAS guide.