project is designed to identify, promote and maximise
opportunities for the development of the sustainable
wood energy sector in Powys and to provide a complete
service. It will support the whole supply chain and
will work with and for fuel and technology producers,
installers and specifiers, the local authority, SME's,
community groups and householders.
The main aim of the project will be
to improve the quality, availability and competitiveness
of renewable wood fuels in the form of logs, chips and
pellets in Powys. Wood energy should be the first option
when heating systems are being proposed. The project
will increase awareness, confidence and demand amongst
the potential end users.
Market information and innovative
product and service development will enable wood fuels
to compete more effectively against fossil fuels, thereby
reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, leading to
a reduction in CO2.
The development of this sector will
lead to additional benefits such as increased security
of supply, rural regeneration, job retention and high
quality job creation, increasing the skills base. This
will assist Powys in promoting itself as a green County.
The whole of this sub-project is being delivered by J MacDermot Consultant
J MacDermot Consultant
Wood Fuel Powys
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- To deliver a collaborative
approach to the industry;
- To develop and deliver the supply
and demand aspects of both pellet and log fuels;
- To reduce carbon emissions;
- To provide an economic driver for
the sustainable management of our resources;
- To ensure that the industry is
promoted within the mainstream energy sector.