Informative wood fuel events designed to encourage the expansion
of the woodfuel industry, organised by both the Forestry Commission
Scotland and other external agencies are held both nationally and
29 October 2014 - Ullapool
A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust and Little Assynt Tree Nursery.
02 November 2014 - Alyth, Perthshire
This simple course will give the home user some basic knowledge and techniques that will make chainsaw use a lot safer.
05 November 2014 - Stirling Auction Mart
An important industry update for those involved in the supply and use of woodfuel in Scotland, covering: RHI sustainability criteria, the Biomass Suppliers List, Woodfuel Accreditation and the Timber Standard for Heat.
05 November 2014 - Glenlivet
A chance to take part in a tour of Ruthven Farm where farmer Jim Simmons will explain how his business stands to benefits from planned, newly planted and established woodlands, including shelter for his 900 sheep, river bank stabilisation, disease risk reduction and woodfuel. This is also a great opportunity to see Jim’s biomass heating system.
12 November 2014 - Peterhead
This will be the second Renewable Development Initiative visit to Hamish Watson’s Balring Farm following on from the success of the first open day. Since the event last year Hamish Watson has replaced his biomass batch boiler with a wood chip boiler. He has also installed one of the UK’s only wood gasification systems
13 November 2014 - Forres
Alastair Laing will be hosting the first Renewable Development Initiative event in Moray. The open day will feature his woodchip fuelled district heating scheme built at Logie Steading as well as looking at two wind projects.
13 November 2014 - Edinburgh Centre for Carbon and Innovation
This FREE seminar presents a valuable opportunity for architects, surveyors and builders to gain a greater understanding regarding the potential for the inclusion of woodfuelled heating systems in low carbon building designs and to hear from fellow architects on their experiences with woodfuel.
14 November 2014 - HWEnergy HQ, Fort William
See first-hand how a range of local organisations including a high school, leisure centre, dental surgery, farm, and sheltered housing association have all cut their heating costs and carbon emissions by using automated wood fuel heating.
18 November 2014 to 19 November 2014 - Edinburgh
This event will provide a platform for Scottish-connected technology, engineering and solutions companies to demonstrate their low carbon heat products and services to customers (facilities and plant managers) and build customer understanding of solutions and the capabilities of Scotland's company base.
20 November 2014 to 21 November 2014 - Newcastle
With the sub-title of "Raising our Standards" this two day conference will cover such topics as: The recent review of installer practices and standards carried out on behalf of DECC; Technology ‘over the horizon’ in Europe; Effective financing for wood heat projects; The Biomass Suppliers’ List; Good practice in heat metering; Alternative sources of biomass for heating;