Our Sustainability Commitment
AMP Clean Energy helps businesses and organisations benefit from low carbon, sustainable energy as the UK transitions to a net zero future. We’re committed to ensuring the products and services we provide, as well as our own operations, are as sustainable as possible.
Our wood pellet
is made from 100% virgin timber
Our biomass customers
reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92%
1.9 million tonnes
of wood is harvested for UK energy markets every year
AMP Clean Energy
We provide low carbon and renewable energy solutions, making use of local energy sources to generate and supply heat and power. This includes biomass heat installations which deliver low cost, low carbon heat across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, leisure, agriculture and heavy industry.
AMP Clean Energy is the market-leading biomass supplier with around 4000 customers and multiple depots located throughout Great Britain
Biomass – a low carbon energy source
In the UK, of the 11 million tonnes of wood harvested here each year, 1.9 million tonnes go to energy markets. By stimulating an economic market for wood, the bioenergy industry – which biomass is an important part of – incentives landowners to care for their woodlands in a sustainable way.
The Committee on Climate Change says that sustainably harvested and managed biomass is a low carbon energy source which can help the UK meet its climate change targets.
Biomass is a carbon neutral, renewable energy. In a sustainably managed forest, biomass is harvested as part of a continuously renewed crop. Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow, and the combustion of sustainable biomass results in the release of carbon as part of the natural closed carbon cycle.
Therefore, using biomass offsets CO2 emissions, due to being part of closed carbon cycle, its net emissions are zero.
Biomass Sustainability at AMP Clean Energy
We put sustainability at the heart of our biomass operations to ensure that the wood pellet and chip we supply meets all environmental standards, whilst helping our customers meet their own sustainability goals.
Our wood pellet, which is made from sustainably sourced forest residues and thinnings, meets stringent sustainability criteria. We’re on the Government’s official Biomass Suppliers List (BSL), which means that our pellets – made from 100% virgin timber – are fully eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Our wood chip is locally sourced, seasoned and processed, which helps minimise its environmental impact. All of our chip is accredited by HETAS and is a recognised Woodsure Plus Quality Assured fuel, meeting relevant environmental standards. Our wood chip is also Biomass Supplier List (BSL) accredited timber which is fully eligible for the RHI.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
AMP Clean Energy places great importance on ensuring that its wood fuel meets the UK’s highest sustainability criteria. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says sustainably produced bioenergy, including biomass, can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
AMP Clean Energy biomass customers make impressive carbon savings by switching to low carbon biomass heat. In fact, our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92%, and on average by 69%, compared to fossil fuels.
- When replacing oil, customers using AMP Clean Energy biomass reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, on average, by 87%
- When replacing gas, customers using AMP Clean Energy biomass reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, on average, by 82%
- When replacing electric heating, customers using AMP Clean Energy biomass reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, on average, by 69%