Usewoodfuel Scotland was created by Forestry Commission Scotland
as part of a package of work delivered under the Regional Biomass
Advice Network (RBAN) project which ran from 2008 to 2011.
The overall objective of the programme was to bring about a
vibrant, sustainable and viable biomass industry in Scotland. The
RBAN's activities encouraged the installation of biomass boilers
and to develop the wood fuel supply chain.
RBAN's aim was to deliver a co-ordinated biomass development
programme across Lowlands & Upland Scotland, with a Biomass
Development Officer based in each of Forestry Commission Scotland's
RBAN was a partnership between Forestry Commission Scotland, the
Scottish Government, Glasgow Clyde Valley Green Network
Partnership, Scottish Enterprise, the Biomass Energy Centre and
Forest Research, and part-funded by the European Regional
The legacy of the RBAN project includes:
- The selection of case studies which appear on this site and
give an insight into some of the project's achievements.
- A series of informative events and discussions across Scotland,
the presentations from these
are available to download
- A Regional Woodfuel Forum was set up in each area
of Scotland by the RBAN Biomass Development Officers, and these
continue to provide networking opportunities and knowledge exchange
to help the woodfuel industry to become established.
Forestry Commission Scotland continues to support and encourage
the establishment of a woodfuel industry.