The Massachusetts Biomass Electronic Certificate Registry (‘Massachusetts Biomass Registry’) supports the biomass requirements of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class I regulation (225 CMR 14.00). The regulations require that qualified Generation Units must utilize Eligible Biomass Woody Fuel.  Such fuel comes from different sources that have various restrictions and attributes, which will be tracked by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) using the Massachusetts Biomass Registry. Generation Units are required to comply with their fuel restrictions by demonstrating ownership and retirement of the appropriate number of electronic Biomass Fuel Certificates (‘BFC’).  Fuel suppliers will create Paper Certificates from forest-derived and non-forest derived sources, and then data from those documents is uploaded to the Biomass Registry which will issue electronic Certificates (BFCs) for each ton of fuel.

Biomass Registry users will need a specific Biomass Registry account. The Biomass Registry will be available 24 hours a day with the exception of maintenance periods and we are available to answer questions between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST during normal working days. No software installs are needed to access the Biomass Registry.  A standard web browser (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) are the only tools needed for the end users to access and utilize the Application.

 

Documents

Massachusetts Biomass Registry User Guide

Massachusetts Biomass Registry Terms of Use

 

Contacts

APX:

Name             Phone Number Email                                
Bao Ngo 408-899-3341 NAR@apx.com

 

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources:

Name Phone Number Email
Rob Rizzo 617-626-7379 Robert.Rizzo@state.ma.us
Kara Sergeant  617-626-7392    Kara.Sergeant@state.ma.us

 

Training

APX and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources hosted a webinar on February 5, 2014 on the MA Biomass Registry.  The webinar provided participants with an overview of the MA Biomass Registry Systen and the ability to ask any questions they had regarding the MA Biomass Registry system. The webinar recording and presentation slides are posted below.

MA Biomass Registry Webinar Recording

MA Biomass Registry Webinar Slides