Opportunities and barriers to woodfuel system approaches

1 October 2009

What was the event?

A one day research event that discussed issues relating to the production of woodfuel from established woodlands in private ownership (in South East England). The objective was to both provide and gather relevant information.

The morning included presentations on the operational, social and business dimensions of woodfuel production, with the afternoon for small group discussions of key issues such as:

  • The influences upon private landowners to engage, or not, in woodfuel production
  • The types of assistance required to facilitate woodfuel production from private land
  • The sorts of partnerships suitable for delivering that assistance and thus supporting an effective woodfuel sector.

Who was the event suitable for?

This event was primarily aimed at private landowners and land agents.

Where did the event take place?

Woodland Enterprise Centre
Hastings Road
East Sussex


For further information please contact:

Alison Melvin
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

Tel: 01420 22255
Fax: 01420 23653
E-mail: alison.melvin@forestry.gsi.gov.uk