New biomass guide

The Forestry Commission has a new guide to the use of biomass for heating.  It begins:

“There are many ways in which community groups can get involved in developing a local woodfuel supply chain.  These pages will guide you through the stages of the supply chain, helping you understand the time, resources, skills and costs involved.  The woodfuel sector is growing in response to positive policy and financial support for the use of wood-fuelled heating systems and bringing woodlands back into sustainable management.

The FC says that sustainable woodfuel supply chains offer a wide range of social, economic and environmental opportunities and benefits including:

  • supporting the local economy
  • improving access to woodland for leisure
  • bringing together local communities
  • creating new skills and jobs
  • enabling carbon savings
  • promoting increased woodland biodiversity
  • supporting climate change mitigation through woodland management.

The Guide has 7 sections:

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