External Links


Here you will find links to websites providing further information about wood fuel.

Woodfuel Wales is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Stove Industry Alliance
The SIA was created to promote and explain the benefits and environmental advantages of stoves as heating appliances.

HETAS
The official body recognised by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.

Woodsure
Woodsure is the UK's only quality assurance certification scheme for woodfuel. Woodsure certified suppliers are a guarantee of reliable, high-quality wood fuels.

Warm Wales
Warm Wales work to provide homes with affordable warmth and to alleviate fuel poverty.

Biomass Suppliers List
On this site, those producing and trading woody biomass, as well as self-suppliers, can apply to register their fuels as meeting those requirements. Traders can also request that their fuels are listed on the public-facing 'Find a Fuel' site.

National Energy Action Cymru (NEA Cymru)
NEA Cymru is the Welsh arm of NEA (National Energy Action) the UK's leading fuel poverty charity. In Wales, as in the rest of the UK, they campaign for an end to fuel poverty through affordable warmth for all.

Energy Saving Trust (Wales)
Energy Saving Trust helps people to save energy every day. Through impartial advice, commitment to undertaking research and work with businesses and governments, they are influential in driving behaviour change and inspiring new energy efficiency programmes and policies.

The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust advise businesses, governments and the public sector on their opportunities in a sustainable low carbon world.

Biomass Energy Centre Consultance Service Impartial biomass energy advice

Simple Screener for Log Processor
An innovate approach to ensuring one supplier has a quality load of logs

Focus on Forestry First (FFF)
Focus on Forestry First is a project funded by WAG / EU and offers the trees and timber sector the opportunity to develop their businesses. The project intends to provide a unique skills database allowing both businesses and employees access to their training & assessment records on line.

UK Pellet Council
The UK Pellet Council (UKPC) is a trade body, hosted by the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which represents the interests of the UK wood pellet sector. Its members are manufacturers and distributors of wood pellets for heating. These issues include standardisation and certification of pellet quality, safety, and security of supply, education and training.

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps formed in 1982 as a professional trade association and has a current membership of over 500 members. NACS promotes high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys.

Wood Combustion Basics A slide show from American company Intertek

Wood as fuel Technical Supplement from the excellent Biomass Energy Centre

The Woodland Skills Centre offers a range of popular courses including green woodwork, bushcraft and charcoal burning

Co-Generation and Renewables: Solutions for a Low-Carbon Energy Future - a report by the International Energy Agency

Established in 2006, Coppicewood College is a small educational charity dedicated to the promotion of traditional woodland management through sustainable methods, which includes coppicing and the use of hand tools and the role of firewood.

NRW Wales Timber Marketing Strategy 2011 - 16 Natural Resources Wales' Timber Marketing Strategy covers the period 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2016. It sets out how they plan to manage timber production and sales to deliver the objectives of the Welsh Government's Woodlands for Wales Strategy

The Micro Generation Certification Scheme - MCS has been developed to provide consumers with an assurance that microgeneration products and installation companies meet a robust set of standards. The MCS is also linked to financial incentives such as Feed in Tariffs.

Soliftec - The Solid Fuel Technology Institute is a technical information source for the domestic solid fuel heating industry in Britain and Ireland. This Fuel cost calculator will enable you to compare the cost of heating using different fuel types Click here to view

This is a valuable guide to domestic heating with wood produced by Euroheat. Click to view it here!
   



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