Factsheet: Wood pellets

Wood pellets

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree of 5 April 2011 on requirements for wood pellets in non-industrial heating installations
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Koninklijk besluit van 5 april 2011 tot bepaling van de eisen waaraan houtpellets moeten voldoen om gebruikt te worden als brandstof voor niet-industriële verwarmingstoestellen Arrêté royal du 5 avril 2011 déterminant les exigences auxquelles doivent répondre des pellets de bois prévus pour alimenter des appareils de chauffage non industriels
Description: 
In a royal decree the minimum requirements for wood pellets to be used in non-industrial heating installations are regulated. Pellets should be produced from chemically uncontaminated wood, and should come from sustainable forest management (FSC, PEFC or equivalent).
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate the quality and sustainability requirements for wood pellets.
Responsible Authority: 
FPS Health, Food chain safety and environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011