Take advantage of wood fuel heating, North Devon firms told

NORTH Devon businesses are being urged to cut winter fuel costs by turning to locally-sourced wood fuel. Regen SW, the renewable energy agency for the South West of England, is encouraging local firms to apply for a share of the Government s �1.5 million

NORTH Devon businesses are being urged to cut winter fuel costs by turning to locally-sourced wood fuel.

Regen SW, the renewable energy agency for the South West of England, is encouraging local firms to apply for a share of the Government's �1.5 million bioenergy capital grants scheme.

The funding is available to businesses, organisations and charities in the commercial, industrial and community sectors that are considering investing in biomass-fuelled heat or combined heat and power projects, including anaerobic digestion.

Stephen Green, technology project manager for Regen SW, said: "We are seeing real growth in the biomass woodfuel sector in the South West region, using locally-sourced timber.


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"Regen SW, with the Forestry Commission and the South West Regional Development Agency, continues to support the development and expansion of the sector through the South West Bioheat Programme. More specifically, we are providing free masterclasses for people installing boilers, developing wood fuel supply, and applying for grants under the government-funded initiative."

Three free "Bioheat Masterclasses", organised by Regen SW in partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), are being run to help businesses make a successful grant application.

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The events will be held in Taunton on January 27 and 28 and at Castle Drogo on January 29, where visitors will be able to have a tour of a working boiler system.

For more information about grants and the masterclass events, visit www.regensw.co.uk/eventhq or telephone (01392) 474399.

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