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Burning virgin biomass – understanding the regulatory requirements

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In this 2-part blog Dave Bass, Advisor – Local Authority Unit at the Environment Agency, clears up any confusion over regulations relating to burning wood. In part 1 (below), he discusses burning ‘virgin biomass’, while part 2 will cover the different regulations that apply when burning ‘waste biomass’.

We’ve noticed there appears to be a lot of confusion and misinformation going around about biomass combustion and what regulation you must adhere to.

While I will split these blogs between virgin biomass and waste biomass the first thing to remember is that you must not cause a statutory

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