Maine, New York Biomass Plants Earn Sustainability Certification
July 31, 2013
Biomass-to-energy plants in Maine and New York have been certified as meeting sustainable standards by the nonprofit Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). ReEnergy Holdings announced that three of its Maine facilities in Fort Fairfield, Livermore Falls, and Stratton, along with two New York facilities in Fort Drum and Lyons Fall, have all earned SFI certification verifying that the company's biomass procurement program promotes land stewardship and responsible forestry practices.
SFI is responsible for overseeing a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world. The SFI standard is based on principles and measures that promote sustainable forest management and consider all forest values. It includes unique fiber-sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forestlands in North America. See the ReEnergy Holdings press release.