Biomass energy resources

Loading the log burner at Rosliston Forestry CentreThe Biomass Energy Centre resources have a new home

Previously hosted on the Biomass Energy Centre (BEC) website, the resources available on these pages offer the most authoritative information on biomass energy.  From advice on equipment to regulatory information, these comprehensive resources have been revamped and are free to our users.

General background information about what biomass is and why you might want to use it.

Information about types of woodfuel, where it comes from and how it can be produced.  There is information about forestry as a source of woodfuel and also energy crops.

Information about the different types of equipment available to make use of the various forms of woodfuel, some of their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

International standards and specifications for solid biofuels and equipment help ensure efficient, safe, trouble free operation, regulations to ensure equipments is installed safely and pollution is avoided.  Also information on sustainability and emissions.

This section contains the facts and figures pages, the publications and downloads, links and the glossary.

This (external link) leads to Google Map based database of suppliers of different forms of woodfuel within the UK.  Suppliers can be filtered on the basis of fuel type (e.g. firewood logs, woodchips, pellets, etc.), and also by accreditation (such as Woodsure).  However this is simply an online database as a service both to UK woodfuel users and suppliers and there is no assessment or endorsement by Forest Research or the Biomass Energy Centre.

If you are a UK woodfuel retail supplier the database if free to sign up for and there is a button on the NBSD website to allow you to enter your details

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