Member Event: Low Cost Accredited Training in Woodfuel Quality Standards


Ignite is an innovative training programme of practical seminars and interactive workshops with a focus on woodfuel. Ignite is designed for those wanting to know more about woodfuel and to equip new and existing woodfuel businesses with the skills and knowledge required to meet the increasing demand from this growing alternative market.

Advances in boiler technology and the introduction of woodchips and pellets as fuel sources, have seen a dramatic increase in the uptake of wood fuelled heating systems in recent years. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for commercial and domestic schemes is adding significantly to this uptake as the economic argument for using wood becomes much stronger. Compliance with the new sustainability requirements for fuel supplied to systems receiving RHI payments are a key feature of all our Ignite courses.

Ignite Woodfuel Quality Standards

This one day course introduces woodfuel suppliers and users to the full range of standards and quality assurance schemes in use in the supply chain and how to produce and specify the correct type of fuel. It looks at how to ensure your woodfuel is compliant with the Timber Standard for Heat and Electricity covering the legal and sustainability criteria and the requirements of the Biomass Suppliers List.

The course also looks at how woodfuel properties can affect compliance with standards, how to specify and test fuel, and match fuel specifications to combustion systems. The training provides an introduction to BS EN solid biofuels standards that have been adopted in the UK and reviews the various woodfuel quality assurance schemes and what relevance these may have to your business.

The course involves a practical sampling demonstration at a working woodfuel supply depot and attendees will also receive a copy of our Woodfuel Quality Standards Handbook and a Lantra Awards certificate of attendance.

The full course content can be accessed here.



Wednesday 24th June 2015

Crieff, Perthshire

Thursday 9th July 2015

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Thursday 17th September 2015

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire


Cost: Courses cost £168.00* (inc VAT) per person which includes Lantra Awards certification fees, handbooks and catering on the day. Funding may be available to help reduce the cost of courses. Please contact the office for more details.

* Members of the Wood Heat Association and the Confor Woodfuel Suppliers Group can take advantage of a 10% discount on course fees – just let us know at time of booking.

To book on any of these courses, please contact Erica Spencer at RDI Associates Ltd by telephone on 0845 226 2890 or by e-mail –


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