If you are a business looking to reduce heating bills and save carbon – and generate income for doing so – then you are are invited to come along to a free event at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) next month (24 March).
Staged by the Forestry Commission Scotland’s Regional Woodfuel Forums and including a presentation by HWEnergy’s Stuart Reid, the day-long event will provide a valuable opportunity for a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations to see how they can benefit economically and environmentally from the opportunities associated with wood-fuelled heating systems.
Designed to promote the production of heat from low-carbon technologies, using renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides a guaranteed, index-linked payment for 20 years for the production of renewable heat.
Cameron Maxwell, Forestry Commission Scotland’s Head of Business Development, said “Wood fuel heating systems can be adapted to suit businesses and organisations operating in the farming, food and drink, retail, hospitality, healthcare, Local Authority and education sectors – as well as others.
“They present significant opportunities to generate income under the RHI, enhance business sustainability, boostgreen credentials and reduce Green House Gas emissions. They can minimise the risks associated with fluctuating fossil fuel prices and support the creation of local employment in the woodfuel supply chain.”
Maxwell cites one of HWEnergy’s clients as prime example of the benefits of biomass ” For example, Argyll Holidays generates £28,000 from the RHI, saves 200 tonnes of Carbon per annum throughwood fuelled heating systems and at the same time has reduced their heating bills by 40 %!
“This event is a great opportunity to talk to industry experts, see how woodfuel heating systems work in practice and also do some networking.”
The woodfuel benefits for the commercial sector are significant so it is worth finding out more. The meeting is free to attend but places are limited so anyone wishing to attend should do so by 17th March, either booking online, phoning RDI Associates on 07919263190 or emailing Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org