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Capital investment

What machinery do you have for processing the wood? What machinery and buildings do you need? How will you store your wood? Is a drying facility required?

Wood chipper

Buying wood processing equipment can be a considerable investment. So its characteristics, outputs and costs need to be carefully considered before purchase. You need to make sure your equipment enables you to provide a good quality, reliable supply of wood fuel for your market.

Financial support may be available through the Scotland Rural Development Programme or Business Gateway.

If, having looked at potential income and costs, the capital investment cannot be justified, investigate whether you can hire machinery such as wood chippers. There may also be a machinery ring or co-operative in your area that you can take advantage of.

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