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Did you know that the CO2 released during biomass combustion is approximately equal to the CO2 absorbed by the plants during their growth phase?

Why biomass?

Biomass is crucial for sustainable development and environmental protection. It plays a key role in reducing carbon emissions across various industries and is a leading source of renewable energy, growing significantly in recent years. Biomass helps replace fossil fuels and prevents adverse environmental impacts. Its increasing utilisation in industries underscores its importance in current efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices. At Preferred by Nature, ensuring responsible sourcing of biomass is a key focus for us.

Sustainable development: Biomass supports sustainable development by providing a renewable and locally sourced energy supply, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and enhancing energy security.
Carbon emission reduction: Sustainable biomass use can lead to reductions in CO2 emissions, as it is considered carbon-neutral when sourced responsibly. The CO2 absorbed during the growth of the biomass offsets the CO2 released during combustion. (IEA)
Renewable energy source: Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy globally, accounting for 55% of renewable energy and over 6% of the global energy supply. (IEA)
Economic and environmental benefits: Biomass energy can contribute to rural development by creating employment opportunities and managing agricultural and forestry residues effectively, thereby reducing environmental pollution. (Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO)

What are the challenges?

Biomass faces challenges such as resource competition, land use conflicts, and potential impacts on food security. Ensuring its sustainable sourcing is crucial, as indiscriminate exploitation can lead to deforestation and biodiversity loss. Additionally, the logistics and technology for efficient conversion into energy remain complex and costly, hindering broader adoption and scalability.


SBP verification can now show compliance with EU RED II

Preferred by Nature has completed its first SBP verification that is in conformity with the European Union Renewable Energy Directive II (EU RED II). Our recent audit, carried out on Holzkontor und Pelletierwerk Schwedt GmbH (HPS) operations, has shown the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) scheme’s readiness to provide verification in com...

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30 years of impact

Creating sustainable impact is at the heart of our mission.



farmers, workers and land managers are assured that their well-being, human rights and cultural heritage are protected.


32.6 million

hectares of land where nature and environment are protected from degradation and conversion through use of sustainability standards.



tonnes of CO2 emissions have been reduced, thus lowering the climate impact.

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Our goal to foster lasting, positive transformations in key agricultural and forestry products around the world is guided by seasoned professionals. These experts bring a wealth of practical knowledge from their extensive time in the field and their involvement with international supply networks. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out. 

Flemming Sehested  
Regional Biomass Manager | Biomass Commodity Lead 


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