This short ( 1 minute) video produced by the Wood Heat Association (WHA) and the UK Pellet Council (UKPC) simply shows the sustainability credentials of woodfuel. Most woodfuel comes from parts of trees that don’t have other uses. Also, more trees are planted than are being cut down so there really aren’t the issues of carbon […]
The Wood Heat Association (WHA) has launched the Biomass Heat Confidence Survey to gain greater insight into how the industry looks in 2016. They want to understand better how tariff degressions and uncertainty over future Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) policy have affected the industry and will use this in talks with the Department of Business, Energy & […]
Until now the only way to comply with sustainability requirements of the RHI for non-wood fuels was to self-report. The Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR) is the first industry-led, self-sustaining approved supplier list that provides producers, traders and users of non-wood fuels such as Miscanthus grass and straw with an easy way to meet the sustainability […]
It’s been quite a journey but we are almost ready to accept online registrations! We initially approached Ofgem in November 2014 with the idea of setting up a non-wood fuel suppliers list and almost two years later the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR) is about to receive Secretary of State approval. SFR will plug a gaping […]
Organised by the Wood Heat Association and the Renewable Energy Association, Wood Heat 2016 brings together all parts of the UK biomass heat and CHP industry in a unique event designed to share and promote good practice. Wood Heat 2016 is a must attend event tailored for professionals from across the supply chain, including installers, […]
BGI & Barclays invite you to a farm diversification event on Wednesday 5th October – 2-5 pm Demonstrations include: Managing hedgerow cuttings to produce energy Multi-fuel biomass boilers Biomass drying systems Plant and grow low-cost energy crops Farm walk: View extensive trials of sustainable biomass crops including willow, poplar and eucalyptus Find out how to: […]
Kevin Lindegaard of Crops for Energy has written a blog about the things you need to think about if you are considering burning straw, miscanthus and other non-wood fuels such as coffee ground pellets in a biomass boiler. The blog can be read here.
UK miscanthus leaders Terravesta and the NFU have joined up to provide a day of site tours on the 30th June. The event will include: Scientific tour of experimental field trials of plug-planted and seed-drilled new miscanthus hybrids at Hackthorn (near Lincoln) Farm walk around mature miscanthus fields at Bonby (North Lincolnshire) Optional evening visit to […]
We have just responded to this European Commission consultation which closes on 10th May. Our response can be seen here: EUSurvey – C4E It’s really important that the perennial energy crops sector responds to this consultation to ensure that the Commission understands the many benefits afforded by short rotation coppice (SRC), short rotation forestry (SRF), Miscanthus and other energy […]
Kevin Lindegaard of Crops for Energy who is a board member of the Wood Heat Association (WHA) contributed to the response to the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation. The full response can be read here.