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International Women’s Day – #BreakTheBias

In honour of this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #BreakTheBias, we asked some women in the firewood industry what this means to them. They provided the words and photos below.

It is important that we continue to represent all voices within the industry to progress.
Laura – Dowdeswell Forestry Services

#BreakTheBias to me means I have my thoughts, […]

By |March 8th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Addressing Concern About Wood Burning

The latest statistics from Defra released this week show that PM2.5 emissions from burning wood in homes are significantly less than originally estimated by the Clean Air Strategy in 2019. Based on a Government commissioned report by independent consultants Kantar, the volume of wood burnt in UK homes is estimated to be 1.74m tonnes, which […]

By |February 16th, 2022|News|0 Comments

BSL Fuel Quality Requirements for Self-Suppliers

Fuel Quality is coming to the BSL
This guidance is specifically for self-suppliers on the Biomass Suppliers List. 

Click here for guidance for commercial suppliers.

Early in 2021 legislation was introduced that made a number of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive. The changes to the RHI which impact upon accredited Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) fuel suppliers come […]

By |December 17th, 2021|News, RHI|0 Comments

Fuel Quality is coming to the Biomass Suppliers List

Guidance for Commercial Suppliers on new fuel quality requirements
This guidance is specifically for commercial suppliers on the Biomass Suppliers List.

Early in 2021 legislation was introduced that made a number of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive. The changes to the RHI which impact upon accredited Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) fuel suppliers come into effect on […]

By |December 17th, 2021|News, RHI|0 Comments

Nominations are open for the Biomass Suppliers List Advisory Panel

Nominations are now open for the Biomass Suppliers List Advisory Panel
As Biomass Suppliers List Administrators we would like to open nominations for a new Advisory Panel. To nominate yourself please follow the link below. The nomination process will close on 31st October. Where we receive multiple nominees for the same category, the BSL registrants will […]

By |October 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Woodsure takes on management of the Biomass Suppliers List

Woodsure takes on management of Biomass Suppliers List
Woodsure, the quality assurance certification scheme for woodfuel, will take over the running of the government’s Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Woodsure is working closely with the current contract holder, Gemserv, to make sure the experience is seamless for existing registered […]

By |June 22nd, 2021|News, RHI|0 Comments

A look at the Ready to Burn legislation in more detail

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 is now in place. We look at the regulations in more detail to help answer some of the more common questions.

It is worth noting that these regulations only apply to England, with consultations and plans being made in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulations […]

By |May 25th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Ready to Burn the hot topic on the airwaves

Helen Bentley-Fox, Director of Woodsure, and Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS, were recently interviewed about the Ready to Burn certification scheme.

This coverage was shared on 190 radio stations in over 500 pieces from a variety of local and national stations across the country. Including, national commercial stations like Total Hits, The Jazz UK and 45 Radio, each with […]

By |May 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Woodsure appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn certification scheme

Woodsure, the non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of woodfuel in the industry, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme that will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will come into force in England from 1 May 2021 for most wood fuel […]

By |January 6th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Burn Better

Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning 
Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring.

A new survey has found four in ten (40%) […]

By |November 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments