Producers of energy from solid biomass are only eligible for an SDE+ subsidy if they can demonstrate that this solid biomass meets the legal sustainability criteria. Recognised private conformity assessment bodies (conformiteitsbeoordelingsinstanties, CBIs) and verifiers check the sustainability of the solid biomass using approved certification schemes and/or a verification protocol.
The NEa's role as the public regulator is to ensure that CBIs and verifiers perform adequate sustainability checks. The NEa takes a risk-based approach to its supervisory duties and collects information from CBIs, accreditation bodies, certification scheme holders and regulators abroad for this purpose.
During 2019, a transitional arrangement for the field of sustainable forest management was still in effect.
For any questions about applying for an SDE+ subsidy, please contact the RVO (Dutch).