Getting it right with non-wood fuels

Many non-wood fuels are cheaper than their wood counterparts and are widely available in the UK. It’s quite possible that, if wood fuel prices begin to rise, existing biomass system owners might like the idea of cutting their fuel costs by switching to using alternative fuels. Also, developers of new projects might wish to consider cheaper non-wood fuels to assist the economic outlook of their scheme. It’s not only really important to consider all the options, but also to be aware of the issues of making such a choice.

Things to consider include:

RHI Reforms laid before parliament

The Wood Heat Association (WHA) has just confirmed that the Renewable Heat Incentive Reforms have now been laid before parliament. The parliamentary process is likely to take 6-8 weeks, and the regulations will come into force one day after approval has been granted.

Participants and applicants of the Non-Domestic scheme can expect the scheme to continue its current format until the new regulations come into effect.

For more information about the reforms, see our previous blog.