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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?

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).

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.

1st January 2017. New firewood import scheme announced. Click here for more details.

14th December 2016. RHI changes announced. The long awaited response to the RHI consultation has been announced by BEIS. Click here for more details.

15th November 2016. Sustainable Wood Heating Campaign launched by the Wood Heat Association. Click here to view the video and infographics that help to address sustainability concerns.