Matthew Neville

London based renewable energy business granted environmental certification following “rigorous audits”

Active Energy, the London based renewable energy business focused on the production of next generation energy pellets, announced that it has achieved Chain of Custody (CoC) and Controlled Wood certification compliant with the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) standards for its CoalSwitch fuel.

The process of attaining this certification has included “rigorous audits” by independent accredited certification body SCS Global Services. These audits examine the full CoalSwitch production process, encompassing the entire supply chain from feedstock source to final production of fuel.

Active Energy’s certification to these FSC standards confirms that the production of CoalSwitch will use forest-based materials from responsible sources and that the company’s suppliers have committed to the “strictest standards currently governing forest management”.

The FSC certification is the basic market prerequisite to permit biomass products to be sold into many of Active Energy’s target markets. Certification to FSC represents a significant milestone and allows the Company to engage with a wider range of prospective customers who share Active Energy’s commitment to sustainability.

Michael Rowan, CEO of Active Energy, said: “Not only does this certification confirm to our prospective customers that protection of the environment is at the heart of our operations, the FSC certification guarantees that CoalSwitch is produced from responsibly managed sources.

“Japan is a key target market for new generation biomass fuels. Active Energy has been delivering samples of CoalSwitch to potential customers who regard FSC as a major prerequisite for future sales contracts. The achievement of this certification opens up new sales opportunities for Active Energy.

“We look forward to updating shareholders further as we continue to progress on the development of our Ashland production facility in Maine. We are looking forward to beginning to produce significant volumes of CoalSwitch to meet the indicative international demand we are seeing.”

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