Interested in growing woody energy crops to provide fuel for local heat supply or your own use?
Then this free one-day workshop is for you.
Date: Monday 28 September 2015 (10 am – 3.30 pm)
This workshop will focus on the use of woody energy crops grown as short rotation plantations (SRPs) to provide fuel for heating whole villages such as the Beuchte BioEnergy Village in Germany in which a 65 house district heating scheme is fuelled exclusively by SRP poplar.
Speakers include: Clemens von König of Agraligna who runs the Beuchte Energy Village district heating scheme; a representative of Dartington Hall Trust and Kevin Lindegaard from Rokwood.
There will also be the opportunity to be shown around Dartington’s impressive short rotation plantation which was planted in 2010.
Who should attend?
This free event is aimed at farmers, land managers and owners of large off-gas properties. We would also like to invite policy makers, local authority representatives and representatives of the Transition Towns movement.
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Programme (Times may vary):
The full progarmme will appear hear in due course.
This event is free to attend but you must register in order to secure your place.
Call Annette Lamley on 0117 934 1415 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rokwood promotes dialogue between biomass research, industry, policy and business in order to fulfil the potential of sustainably produced woody crops like willow. It is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme and involves 20 partner organisations from Germany, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and UK, plus the European Biomass Association. The UK’s input is focussed on the South West and is coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Crops for Energy Ltd and Dorset County Council.