Who we are?
Clúster de la Biomassa de Catalunya (Biomass Cluster of Catalonia) is a non-lucrative association representing the biomass professional sector of Catalonia and its objective is boosting a sustainable use of the catalan biomass energy.
Coordinator Albert Castells
Coordinator Jordi Tarradas
Industrial & Emissions Commission
Coordinator Oriol Barber
BASIC NORMATIVE AND PRINCIPLES FOR THE BIOMASS BUSINESS SECTOR DEVELOPMENT REGARDING TO ENERGY PRODUCTION IN CATALONIA
This document establishes the basic normative and principles considered compulsory to be accomplished by the Associació Clúster de la Biomassa de Catalunya in order to guarantee a tidy, sustainable and respectful environmental development of the biomass sector for energy purposes.
Taking part in this Cluster means the undertaking of all the normative and principles listed below:
REGARDING THE DESIGN OF FACILITIES
I. Design of the facilities prioritizing quality and efficiency, as well as ensuring proper operation and maintenance .
II. Compliance with regulations on issues of emissions and monitoring and periodic control of them.
III. Using the best available technologies .
REGARDING THE PRODUCTION OF BIOMASS
IV. Responsible forest management, complying with basic international standards to ensure biomass custody chain.
V. Ensuring supply of biomass complying with compromised deadlines, quantities and qualities.
VI . Crtification promotion of the different fuels from biomass using existing protocols and regulations .
RELATED TO BUSINESS MODELS
VII. Priority in promoting local economic activity rate .
VIII. Warranty and assumption of responsibility for the activities, restoring, offsetting or compensating, in its case, the loss or damage .
IX. Promotion of Research, Innovation and Development in the areas of energy recovery from biomass .
REGARDING THE COMMITMENT TO SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
X. Spread the qualities and advantages of biomass and raise awareness of the need for widespread use of renewable energies.
XI. Help improve the security of energy supply and reduce energy dependency on fossil fuels in Catalonia.
XII. Promote employment among the groups most at risk of exclusion.
XIII. Close collaboration with the various public authorities in the promotion of biomass in Catalonia .