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Watch the Wood Heat Association & UK Pellet Council’s video on woodfuel sustainability

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 […]

WHA Biomass Heat Confidence Survey

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 & […]

WHA Webinar: Introduction to the Sustainable Fuel Register

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 […]

Wood Heat Conference 2016 – Sharing Good Practice

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, […]

Farm Diversification Event – Wed 5th October Hosted by BGI and Barclays

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: […]

Interested in growing Miscanthus? Sign up for farm walks and tour of Brigg Power station

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 […]

Preparation of a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020 – EU consultation response

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 […]