Thursday, 05 April 2018
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by Jon Swain

Is your biomass boiler ash a resource or a waste?

The Wood Heat Association (WHA) Conference often tackles interesting and sometimes overlooked aspects of the use of biomass. This year was no different, as one of the sessions explored whether the ash from biomass combustion was a valuable resource or simply a waste.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
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by Jon Swain

New grant for woodland creation… don’t miss out!

In addition to the Farm Productivity Grant and the Improving Agri-Food business grants announced earlier this month, there is also another grant scheme available under the Rural Development Programme for England banner of improving countryside productivity.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
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by Chris Plackett

FEC Energy joins the NFU

This week has seen changes here at FEC Energy that brings positive news for both our clients and staff alike. We have sold the FEC Energy Ltd business to the National Farmers Union (NFU) in a strategic move which recognises the increasing involvement of farmers in the energy business.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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by Jon Swain

RHI reforms - Governmental changes update

The Renewable Heat Incentive reforms that were originally laid before parliament and then withdrawn in mid-March have not yet been re-laid and latest news suggests that this may not be until after the summer recess.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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by Thomas Wilkins

Medium biomass RHI degressions highly likely

BEIS has confirmed that the RHI regulatory reforms were not laid before Parliament and that the scheme will continue in its current form for now. This means that the 1st July 2017 degression assessment will be based on the January 2017 budget figures.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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by Tay Bishop

RHI Reforms - emergency legislation

We have received an update on the reforms from Renewable Energy Association in light of the general election announcement.
Friday, 31 March 2017
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by Tay Bishop

RHI reforms - parliamentary process delayed

The Renewable Energy Association has just announced that the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive regulatory reforms have been withdrawn from parliament due to technical issues. The reforms are expected to be re-laid before parliament as soon as possible, after the Easter recess. Parliamentary
Thursday, 23 March 2017
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by Jon Swain

Are you getting the most from your biomass boilers?

Edward Backhouse of C.S. Backhouse Ltd, growers of potatoes and arable crops (including oil seed rape and wheat) in Yorkshire, had two 500kW straw burning biomass boilers installed at two sites in order to provide grain drying as well as heating for the farm buildings, including the farmhouse.
Wednesday, 08 March 2017
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by Jenny Beynon

Easy RHI compliance for non-wood fuels

The Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR) is now live and officially able to accept registrations!
Friday, 03 March 2017
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by Jon Swain

Jon speaks to BBC Radio Scotland

Jon Swain recently spoke to BBC Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors programme with Amanda Calvert, an independent wood fuel consultant,  about sustainability and biomass fuels. Hear what they had to say below: