WESTERVELT RENEWABLE ENERGY EARNS CERTIFICATION TO THE SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS PARTNERSHIP (SBP) FRAMEWORK (09/21/15)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – September 21, 2015 – In keeping with its land stewardship mission, The Westervelt Company has announced the wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Alabama, operated by Westervelt Renewable Energy, LLC, has been certified to the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) Framework by global organization NSF International Strategic Registrations.

The SBP Framework of standards and processes enables producers of woody biomass to demonstrate they source their raw material responsibly, complying with the regulatory and sustainability requirements applicable to power generators burning woody biomass to produce energy.

“Seeking internationally-recognized certification for our renewable energy operations validates our ongoing commitment to best management practices as we seek to fulfill our land stewardship mission,” said Alicia Cramer, President, Westervelt Renewable Energy. “With SBP certification, we have added another layer of affirmation that our long-established forestry and sustainability practices meet the needs of both the present and the future.”

In 2011, The Westervelt Company became the first organization in Alabama certified to both Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) standards for its forestry operations. The organization also maintains company-wide certification to FSC, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and SFI Chain of Custody standards, and is an ecological services industry leader recognized for its work in wetlands restoration and the protection of endangered species.

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