AMP Clean Energy wood pellet gains highest quality seal of approval

4th December 2019
Biomass

AMP Clean Energy’s wood pellet has passed an independent world leading quality audit with flying colours.

Inspectors from HETAS, which administer ENplus®, the wood pellet quality trademark, found AMP Clean Energy’s pellet fully met its criteria. The business did not receive a single non-compliance during the re-accreditation, which confirms a company is committed to the highest product quality.

Quality is of key importance to AMP Clean Energy customers who understand that contaminated or out of specification wood pellet can be harmful to the operation of biomass boilers.

AMP Clean Energy has invested around £175,000 on improving pellet quality. This includes the opening of the biggest pellet screening facility in the UK, upgrades to existing screening infrastructure at all its regional depots, new trucks with on-board screeners and independent inspections of all pellet shipments. An automated logistics system has also helped improve pellet quality monitoring, meaning that drivers can immediately feedback quality issues if they come across them on a delivery. New appointments of a QHSE Manager and National Purchasing Manager have also been made in 2019.

The HETAS inspection praised AMP Clean Energy’s QHSE Manager, Mark Close, for his ‘excellent knowledge and understanding’ of ENplus® requirements, highlighting that all staff who needed ENplus® guidelines training, have received it. The audit noted that all drivers have completed training and that the driver interviewed had a ‘very good understanding’ about biomass fuel delivery and how to minimise pellet damage.

Roger Pearson, Managing Director of AMP Clean Energy’s biomass fuels business, said: “We aim to go above and beyond in terms of our pellet quality, so we are delighted to gain ENplus® re-accreditation in such a positive manner. Our dependable and robust supply chain is long established, which coupled with recent quality improvements to our wood pellet, means we can deliver the best possible quality product to our customers.”

From production to delivery, ENplus® guarantee quality along the entire supply chain. With a projected 11.6 million tonnes of certified pellets produced worldwide in 2018, ENplus® is the world-leading certification scheme for wood pellet quality, produced and traded by nearly 1000 companies from over 45 countries.