AEBIOM/EPC recruiting – Biomass Certification/Standardisation Expert (ENplus)

The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) is recruiting a Certification/Standardisation Expert to contribute to the management and further development of the ENplus scheme (wood pellet quality certification). Founded in 1990, AEBIOM is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation active at EU level. AEBIOM’s primary mission is to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy, and ensure favourable business conditions for its members. AEBIOM … Read More

AEBIOM confirmed as PEFC International Stakeholder member

PEFC International (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) announced AEBIOM as one of its latest members on the 10th June, 2016 together with CEETTAR, CNVP and WestRock Company. PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification organisation, regulating more than 275 million hectares of forest area in compliance with its sustainable forest management standard. AEBIOM Secretary-General, Jean-Marc Jossart, expressed his … Read More

09/05/16 Letter to DG AGRI. on the inclusion of miscanthus in greening legislation

On Monday 9th, 2016, AEBIOM together with nine key stakeholders, sent a letter to the European Commission (DG AGRI) to include Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) in the list of elements to be qualified as areas under the CAP’s Ecological Focus Area (EFA) : “The undersigned organisations welcome the Commission´s efforts to simplify the CAP rules, especially the initiative to examine the greening … Read More

10/05/16 AEBIOM answer and position on a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020

Early 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on “a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020”. AEBIOM welcomes this initiative of the European Commission, as for years now, the European Biomass Association has been calling for the introduction of a European common sustainability framework for all bioenergy. FIND AEBIOM COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER TO THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION HERE. FIND THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF AEBIOM ANSWER TO THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION HERE. In order to bring its contribution to the debate, AEBIOM, along with its members, … Read More

02/03/16 | Open Letter to the European Council and Environment Council supported by 70 companies and business organizations

Brussels, 2 March 2016 Dear President Tusk, Dear Minister Schultz Van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus, The European Union (EU) played a key role in making the Paris Agreement a cornerstone of global commitment to tackle the negative impact that climate change could have on our economies and societies. The EU must now reflect in a coherent way such an ambitious and binding … Read More

22/02/16| THE EUROPEAN PELLET COUNCIL (AEBIOM network) ELECTS ITS FIRST BOARD

22/02/16: Taking the opportunity of the Progetto Fuoco fair in Verona, the European Pellet Council held its Board of Directors’ elections. As a result Eric Vial, Director of Propellet France, was appointed as EPC’s new President. Right after his election, Mr. Vial claimed that “it is undeniable that pellets have a major role to play in any future energy mix scenario. The European Pellet … Read More

16/02/16 | EU Heating and Cooling Strategy: Industry and local authorities join voices to request structural reforms in revised climate and energy legislation

16 February 2016  – Local authorities in energy transition and the industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, and district heating and cooling sectors welcome the first ‘EU Strategy on Heating and Coolingʹ unveiled today by the European Commission. Heating and cooling is a cross-cutting element of the Energy Union and needs to be addressed through structural … Read More