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Delegation from the Netherlands in Prince George, June 2016. Photo credit: naturally:wood
Promoting market access for pellets in the Netherlands
September 2016
FII provides market monitoring and advocacy

Since 2015, FII’s Market Outreach Program has worked collaboratively with the pellet sector to ensure that B.C. and Canada’s biomass feedstock is recognized by authorities and utilities in the Netherlands to meet sustainability requirements (through the Netherlands Sustainability Criteria) for co-fired electrical generation.

As part of these efforts, FII, in conjunction the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, hosted a delegation from the Government of The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs in support of Dutch efforts to develop sustainability criteria for biomass. The mission to Prince George highlighted B.C’s sustainable forest management and included stops at forestry operations, a forest nursery, pellet mills, a sawmill, and pulp mills.