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Biomass: a sustainable source of renewable energy

Usewoodfuelscotland provides an impartial source of information on biomass in Scotland. It seeks to support market growth, improve standards and spread best practice.

Guidance for biomass users

Aberfeldy distillery

How to plan a biomass system

Step by step advice from choosing a fuel to finding an installer and procurement.
Buying wood fuel

Buying wood fuel

Options for purchasing wood fuel, where to find a supplier and quality standards...
Maintenance engineer and pipes

Troubleshooting & maintenance

Guidance on solving problems and securing maintenance services.
See all our Guidance for biomass users

Key resources

ETA boiler

Find a biomass installer

Advice on finding and selecting a wood fuel installer, including the usewoodfuel installer list.
Chip delievery

Find a wood fuel supplier

How to find the right wood fuel supplier for you.
Heat meter

Renewable Heat Incentive

What is the RHI, how much you can earn and how to apply.
You may also find the Technical library useful

News and Events

July 2018

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive implemented. Find out more here.

June 2018

Forestry Comission Scotland publish Woodfuel Demand and Usage in Scotland 2016 report read more here

June 2018

Pellet Delivery Driver Training Courses - ENplus approved half day short courses for pellet delivery drivers and those requiring Quality Management Training. Find out more here.

May 2018

The new RHI regulations came into force on 22 May 2018 bringing changes to the scheme. Read more here

May 2018

Woodland: Making it work for you. Creation and Funding. A practical event looking at benefits of woodland creation and funding opportunities. 16th May - Lanark Agricultural Centre. Read more here.

1st February 2018:

Woodland: Making it work for you. Creation and Funding. A practical event looking at benefits of woodland creation and funding opportunities. 28th February - Lanark Agricultural Centre. Find out more here.

January 2018:

The Government issues response to RHI consultation on eligible heat. See the consultation response here.

January 2018:

Between October 2017 and January 2018, 333 full applications and 3 preliminary applications were accredited by Ofgem. See the quarterly report here.

January 2018:

Progetto Fuoco: international exhibition for the wood-fired heating industry 21 - 25 February 2018 - Verona Exhibition Centre for further details see here.

January 2018:

Drax annouces plans to convert a fourth unit to biomass read more here.

11th Dec 2017:

Minister Naughten has just announced details about the RHI in Ireland, find out more here.

30th Nov 2017:

The Environment Agency have just announced that recycled wood can no longer be legally burnt in a wood boiler, unless it is IED* compliant and certified. Read the usewoodfuel summary here.

14th Nov 2017:

Wood fuel drying - the issues: new report from Usewoodfuel.

14th Nov 2017:

Between July 2017 and September 2017 Ofgem accredited 396 new applications, bringing the GB total to 17,520 installations. See the current quarterly report here.

Nov 2017:

Biomass Suppliers List introduced fees in January 2017 for all registered suppliers on the list, and suppliers who have not paid their fees are currently being removed. Click here for more info.

Sept 2017:

Read the Ofgem factsheet on the latest GB RHI reforms here.

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.

Contact us

Contact the usewoodfuel enquiry service with your biomass enquiries.