The UK Pellet Council (UKPC) is a trade association representing the interests of the UK wood pellet sector and is also the national licenser for the ENplus® certification scheme.
UKPC members are the producers, traders and service providers who successfully manufacture and distribute wood pellets for domestic and non-domestic heating throughout the UK.
As a national trade association, the UKPC regularly provides advice, guidance and quality management training to all its membership, and proactively promotes the correct use of the ENplus® scheme.
Furthermore, the UKPC awards the ENplus® license to all qualifying member companies who have undergone a rigorous external audit of their plant, equipment, facilities, procedures and training records, concluding in successful certification and the production of their unique ENplus® quality seal.
Rarely but if required, activities could also include investigating any misuse of the ENplus® trademark, managing any complaints regarding member companies in line with agreed procedures, or in extreme cases, managing any allegations of possible fraud.
Under the UK Pellet Council Terms of Reference our objectives are to:
Provide a single body to represent the best interests of all parties directly involved in the UK pellet trade from biomass of any source
Manage implementation of the ENplus® Quality Scheme, as the UK National Licensor
Publicise biomass heating to the general public via marketing and PR
Evaluate and provide educational material for members and to the general public with regard to best practice for installations, supply arrangements and fuel quality
To be a forum for dispute resolution between members or groups of members
To monitor Government policy and liaise with Government departments, interested parties, focus groups, and the wider industry with regard to pelletised biomass
Dr Matthew Goodwin
General Secretary & Standards Manager
Administration, Technical & General Enquiries