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The Forestry Commission are pleased to announce a FREE regional workshop being held in conjunction with AEA Technology to help applicants with the Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme – Round 6.

Round 6 of the Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme aims to promote the efficient use of biomass for energy, by stimulating the early deployment of biomass fuelled heat and biomass combined heat and power projects.

These two one day events will give people an opportunity to find out about how biomass might be suitable for them.  This event also includes how to apply for the Bio-Energy Capital Grant Scheme.

The events will be held on 12th January at Nissan sports and social club, Sunderland and on 13th January at Lee Moor Farm Business Park, Rennington, Alnwick.

These two events will be free and comprehensive days covering all aspects of biomass and including a site visit. Lunch is included.

To book on the course, contact Pam on 01670 513292

Round 6 of the Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme (for England only) aims to promote the efficient use of biomass for energy, by stimulating the early deployment of biomass fuelled heat and biomass combined heat and power projects.

Farmers, foresters and local authorities can now apply for £1.5 million grants to help develop the supply of biomass, such as wood chips or energy crops like miscanthus, in England through round three of the Bio-energy Infrastructure Scheme.

 

On Friday 25th September Wakefield Council were presented with a certificate to mark their acceptance into the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme.  Forest certification demonstrates that the council’s woodlands meet a global standard, addressing the economic, environmental and social aspects of forest management.  Wakefield Council is responsible for more than 700ha of woodland which are managed for timber production, wildlife conservation and public recreation.  The woods are some of the most important greenspace within Wakefield and include ancient woods, woodland regar