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Out now – Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Kevin Lindegaard of C4E co-authored the bioenergy chapter in this updated authoritative Open Univerity text book. The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The […]

The Environment Agency Regulatory Position Statement on waste wood – need to know information

Changes are afoot with regards using waste wood in RHI accredited biomass boilers. The Environment Agency (EA) has just released a Regulatory Position Statement affecting anyone who produces, transports, stores, processes, trades, uses (including burning it in boiler) or disposes of waste wood. The crucial change for traders and users of waste wood for biomass […]

Woodland Creation Grant 2018 – Don’t miss out!

If you are thinking of planting a woodland then you should get ready to apply for the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant in 2018. The scheme is very generous ans pays up to a maximum of £6,800 per planted hectare! The grant is competitive and applications need to score sufficient points relating to the schemes priorities on biodiversity, water […]

Wood Heat 2018 – Sharing good practice

The Conference for Biomass Energy Professionals The date: 13 – 14 March 2018 The venue: Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking, Surrey Conference progamme can be viewed here Organised by the Wood Heat Association and the Renewable Energy Association, Wood Heat 2017 brings together all parts of the UK biomass heat and CHP industry in a unique event […]

Increasing UK biomass production through more productive use of land – new report published

A new report summarising over 5 years of work commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has concluded that the UK should be capable of growing around 1.4 million hectares of second generation bioenergy crops by 2050. This would mean planting 7.5% of UK agricultural land with Miscanthus, Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow and Short […]

New report calls for more planting of Miscanthus and Short Rotation Coppice for Sustainable Biofuel production

A new report by the Royal Academy of Engineering has called for more planting of perennial energy crops such as Short Rotation Coppice (SRC), Miscanthus and Switchgrass for second generation biofuel production. The report called Sustainability of Liquid Biofuels states that lignocellulosic crops provide better land resource efficiency and life cycle carbon emissions than the […]

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accreditations

We’ve been completing RHI accreditations since the scheme was launched back in 2011 and have done plenty of complex district heating schemes and systems fuelled with energy crops such as miscanthus. We have a 100% record of getting clients through the application process. Why would you want to use Biomass Troubleshooters to do your accreditation […]