Stroma Certification’s MCS scheme bolstered by biomass

stromaStroma Certification, training provider, has secured approval from UKAS to extend the scope of its Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) under BS EN 45011: 1998 to now include biomass.

The news is sure to be welcomed by current members and potential scheme applicants alike as the extension to scope opens the door to more customers in the marketplace, post- Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Biomass has been something of a renewables buzzword in recent months, following the news that a quarter of the first 1,000 applications accepted for funding under the RHI opted for the measure. Stroma’s new measure holds UKAS accreditation under BS EN 45011: 1998. It is the latest addition to its MCS scheme which already provides certification for solar photovoltaics, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and solar thermal technology.

Biomass is the first of two MCS scheme improvements expected to be announced by Stroma in 2015. Approval is pending for a new wind turbine measure which should be available to members during spring.

Andy Sharp, commercial manager, said:

“We’re delighted to announce that we can now offer biomass as a new measure under our MCS scheme. The RHI is a big deal for the industry and its funding has given new impetus to customers. We want to put our members and other tradespeople in the best possible position to tap into this potential new business.”