The flagship, 3 day accredited course in woodfuel production and supply. This course will give anyone with an interest in woodfuel production, supply and end use a solid background to the methods, processes, technologies and economics behind woodfuel production and supply.
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Cost: £120+VAT (with LandSkills funding), £400+VAT (without LandSkills funding).
Developed by foresters with practical hands-on knowledge of woodland management and woodfuel production and supply, this course provides an introduction to managing woodlands for woodfuel production. It provides an introduction to crop assessment and measurement and covers the methods of timber harvesting in use today. It looks at the suitability of these for different woodland types and the economics of timber harvesting and woodfuel production at the farm and estate level.
If you produce firewood, woodchips or pellets as fuel, or are considering using them as a fuel, this course is a must. It introduces the latest standards for solid biofuels in use in the UK, provides the methodology for sampling fuel and covers quality assurance processes. The course involves a practical on how to sample fuel products accurately.
This one day course is a must for woodfuel producers. The aim of this Ignite module is to provide producers of firewood with the knowledge and skills to produce sustainable and viable firewood for the long term future.Cost per person: £35+VAT (with LandSkills funding) £115+VAT (without LandSkills funding)For a full course description please click here
This three day course has spurred a number of companies to embark on new business ventures in the rapidly expanding wood fuel market. Applying knowledge and skills gained on the course, many of these companies are now actively participating in the wood fuel supply chain as producers and suppliers.
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Cost: £120+VAT (with LandSkills funding), £400+VAT
(without LandSkills funding)
Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership is holding a Flood Information Day in Wooler on Saturday 21st May 2011 at the Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place from 10am until 3.30pm. Come along to find out about flooding in Wooler and the surrounding area. At the event to give out information will be: Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership, Environment Agency, RELU (Rural Economy and Land Use Programme), Cheviot Futures, Tweed Forum, Northumbria Police and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service. There will also be a selection of Flood Protection products to view.