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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.
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Register as a supplier

Get listed in Scotland’s wood fuel suppliers directory.
What's the market demand for woodfuel?

A strategic sourcing strategy has been developed for the supply of renewable heat using Biomass wood fuel. For details click here.

To be informed of opportunities to provide biomass service and supply to the public sector, register free with Public Contracts Scotland (PCS).

Renewable Heat Incentive: Biomass Sustainability Criteria Workshop, 30th June, Elgin, click here for details.

1st June 2015: Latest degression announcement for the Renewable Heat Incentive, click here.

22nd April 2015: The operator of the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) has released the BSL specific guidance on how to comply with the land criteria for fuels on the BSL, click here.