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Woodfuel: sustainable, clean, green heat

The use of woodfuel to produce renewable heat is growing rapidly across Scotland, as people realise the financial and environmental benefits of this natural fuel source.

Using Woodfuel

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What type of user are you?

Woodfuel is suitable for a wide range of large and small-scale uses.
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Financial incentives

Streams of funding and incentives are available for installation.
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Managing an installation

How to do the groundwork for a successful installation.
What are the main types of woodfuel?

Supplying Woodfuel

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Setting up a business

Your key considerations include wood fuel quality and local demand.
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Grants and incentives

Funding is available for equipment and forest management.
What's the market demand for woodfuel?

5th Sept 2017: The Government has opened a consultation on further proposed amendements to the non-domestic RHI. Click here for details.

5th Sept 2017:  Read the Usewoodfuel update on the new RHI regulations.

31 August 2017. The Government has laid new RHI legislation before Parliament. The regulations were made on the 29th August, laid before Parliament on the 30th August, and will come into effect on the 20th September 2017. Click here for more details.

12 May 2017. Forestry and Land Management Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Click here for more details.

2nd May 2017. RHI Reforms. The announcement of the General Election is likely to impact on the RHI reforms. Click here for more details.

10th March 2017. Scottish Woodfuel Useage and Demand report for useage in 2015 is now available. Click here to download a copy.

24th January 2017. The Scottish Energy Strategy consultation is now open. Click here for more details.

20th January 2017. The Scottish Government have released the Draft Climate Change Plan. Click here for more details.