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Woodfuel in the Community - Fintry Development Trust

5th December
Fintry Development Trust is hosting a Biomass in the Community Event in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland, Biomass Network East of Scotland on 5th December 2013 at Culcreuch Castle, G63 0LW.

Faced with rising energy costs, Local Authorities, community groups, Housing Associations, other third sector organisations and commercial businesses are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their heating bills. Designed to promote the production of heat from low-carbon technologies, using renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides a guaranteed, index-linked payment for 20 years for the production of renewable heat.

The RHI presents a significant opportunity for organisations to reduce their heating spend and benefit financially from the use of renewable heat, thereby enhancing business sustainability as well as boosting green credentials and reducing CO2 emissions.

Woodfuel is a key source of sustainable, low carbon renewable heat and where organisations own or have management rights over woodlands, considerable opportunities also exist to obtain economic, environmental and social benefits from the production of woodfuel (alongside other timber products). For example, the management of woodlands by community groups can provide valuable employment and training opportunities, a source of low cost fuel for local woodfuel boilers and a chance for communities to engage with each other and their local environment. There are also potential benefits for private and public woodland owners who allow communities to manage their woodlands, especially if they were previously neglected or under-managed; through active and sustainable management the value of the woodland can be enhanced.

With thanks to Fintry Development Trust, this FREE event will provide an opportunity to learn about the practicalities of using woodfuel for heat, hear how communities are managing woodlands and producing their own woodfuel, and view existing woodfuel systems.

Please register by 28TH NOVEMBER by email: info@Fintrydt.org.uk or call 07880-823-302


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