FLA Comments on CSBP Draft Standard for Biomass Production
FLA submitted comments to the Council for Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) regarding their draft standard for sustainability.
CSBP is an organization established in 2007 to develop comprehensive voluntary sustainability standards for the production of biomass and its conversion to bioenergy. CSBP intends for its standard to serve as the foundation for an independent third-party certification program, which will set the emerging bioenergy industry on a course of continuous improvement. FLA is following this group as it is the position of FLA that certification and sustainability principles should not be required for entrance into bioenergy markets.
CSBP has released a draft standard and opened it to public comments. The deadline has been extended to December 7, 2009. Landowners should feel free to comment.
Visit the CSBP website for a copy of this draft standard or to submit your own comments.