Biomass specialists to advise Scottish energy consumers

Scottish energy users will receive advice on low-carbon, environmentally friendly energy alternatives from biomass specialists re:heat.

The Scottish Government and Forestry Commission Scotland have appointed the Northumberland based company to provide “impartial technical and specialist commercial” information to consumers through the Wood Fuel Support Service (WFSS). They will also operate an associated email and telephone enquiry service.

WFSS was set up in the wake of rapid growth in the biomass sector. It aims to offer support and ensure both aspiring and well-established biomass businesses, as well as end-users, have access to the most current, accurate and relevant information available.

Steve Luker, manager of re:heat’s Scottish office and also responsible for the WFSS service, said: “The biomass sector is gaining a bigger market across the country and there are many exciting opportunities for businesses to start up, for existing businesses to expand and for end-users to benefit from low carbon heat or power.”

Luker continued: “Our main focus is on commercial heat, district heating and combined heating and power (CHP) and we provide impartial sign posting technical and market information that helps end-users and the biomass sector to maximise and capitalise on their opportunities. The website is a great resource and we look forward to working with the sector.”

re:heat founder, Neil Harrison, added, “Bringing and keeping this unique resource up-to-date is invaluable in terms of informing and advising anyone interested in converting to biomass or if working in the field, on how to proceed.

“As well as Scotland, much of the information will be of use around the country so the website is definitely worth visiting for anyone with questions relating to the biomass industry.”

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