Fuel

Biomass fuels and woodfuel can be used in a variety of different forms, and can be produced in many different ways.

  • Types of woodfuel
    Woodfuel can be used in different forms which have different characteristics, different advantages and drawbacks.  It is important to understand the differences and to use the most appropriate type.
  • Woodfuel production and supply
    The most obvious sources of woodfuel in the UK are forests and woodlands.  This section contains information about producing woodfuel from forest by-products.
  • Energy crops
    Energy crops are typically grown in an agricultural setting specifically for fuel.  They give high yield per hectare, require very little or no inputs of fertilizer after the initial establishment phase, and are managed on a much shorter rotation than traditional forestry, down to annual cropping for the grasses.

What's of interest

We have some introductory Information Sheets covering different types of woodfuel heating:

Biomass pellets and briquettes

(PDF - 383 kB)

Domestic heating with biomass

(PDF - 3 MB)

Domestic heating with pellets

(PDF - 1 MB)

Domestic heating with logs

(PDF - 1 MB)