What is the BSL?
The Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) was introduced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in April 2014. It supports the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme by ensuring that RHI payments are only issued to biomass boilers using wood fuel that meets certain sustainability and legality requirements.
Why do I need BSL approved Fuel?
The BSL is only a requirement if you are on the Renewable heat incentive scheme (RHI), the reason for this being that anyone burning wood fuel on this scheme needs to be able to prove that the carbon emissions and other relevant sustainability criteria for there fuels are met.
As all our wood fuel is BSL approved this means that whether you subscribe to the RHI scheme or not, any logs that are purchased from us are always from sustainable and British forests that are being managed properly and of course always top quality.
The technical bit
The two main criteria for BSL fuels are Greenhouse gas emissions and land criteria.
As a supplier, we must make sure greenhouse gas emissions generated from the cultivation, processing and transport of their biomass fuel are at least 60% lower than the EU fossil fuel average for heat, when used in a boiler which achieves an average of 70% seasonal efficiency. The emissions limit is ≤34.8g CO2 per MJ. This figure is calculated using the life cycle assessment methodology set out in the European Commission’s 2010 report.
Land criteria compliance makes sure the wood has been legally felled and that the woodland has been sustainably managed
If you have any questions about our logs we would be happy to answer them, just leave us a message on our contact us page or use our live chat feature.
You can find us on the BSL website under our business name Laburnum Logs – https://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/find-a-fuel