UK Statutory Instrument – 2022 No. 159
ENERGY – The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2022
Please be aware that it is the intention of the Government to introduce a suspension of fuel quality for pellets for a period of 1 year in respect of fuel quality requirements for wood pellets for use in biomass boilers and plant where the owner receives Renewable Heat Incentive payments via OFGEM.
In February 2022 Government introduced amended regulation requiring that any wood fuel with a Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) number must also meet the relevant quality standards as described in Regulation 4.
Following an appropriate consultation process, made necessary by a global shortage of quality pellet supplies because of conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the UK Government published its response which concluded: