Firewood Production and Supply Training Course - February 2017

Wood Heat Training

STILL PLACES AVAILABLE!

DATE:  WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2017

VENUE: MONUMENT PARK, CHALGROVE, OXFORDSHIRE

This one day practical training course is aimed at both existing and fledgling firewood businesses.  It focuses on best practice for firewood production and supply and covers the following key topics:

  • Units and conversion factors - converting by weight, volume and energy content
  • Economics - pricing and understanding customer requirements and usage
  • Production and supply techniques - best practice
  • Quality assurance and meeting RHI sustainability requirements - introducing standards, quality assurance schemes and compliance with the RHI sustainability requirements and registration on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL).
A full course outline is available here.

Course Fee: £150+VAT* which includes the LANTRA Awards certification fee, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

* Members of Woodsure, the Wood Heat Association and the Confor Woodfuel Suppliers Group can take advantage of a 10% discount on course fees - just let us know at time of booking.

If you would like further information on any of our courses, please contact Erica at erica.spencer@ruraldevelopment.org.uk or on 01765 609355.

For further information on events and courses being run by RDI, please go to http://www.ruraldevelopment.org.uk/events/

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