- Woodfuel makes little net contribution to carbon emissions, helping meet renewables targets
- Using woodfuel instead of fossil fuel therefore reduces carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere
- Clean residues from wood processing businesses can be used, reducing their waste disposal costs, aiding their competitiveness and reducing pressure on landfill
- Wood is a cheap renewable fuel, being generally more competitive than oil, coal or LPG and occasionally almost competitive with natural gas
Energy & Food Security and Sustainability
- Wood is a reliable, competitively priced source of locally produced energy.
- Our woodlands can support projected woodfuel demands without taking land out of agriculture.
- Woodfuel can sustain woodland management by utilising the parts of trees that previously no-one wanted. When woodland is cleared, Government regulations insist on replanting.
Supporting the economy
- The work necessary can safeguard and create jobs and businesses and contribute to diversification of the rural economy.
Air Quality and efficiency
- Modern woodfuel boilers (chip or pellet) are very efficient, easy to operate and produce only small amounts of smoke, ash and air pollutants.
More Wildlife and Landscape Conservation
- Woodfuel can be sourced from woods within the locality, so bringing neglected woods back into management and providing environmental and landscape benefits.