Biomass boiler at Ditchley Estate


Independent advice

The Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2), is currently providing independent advice on biomass installations through the TOE2 funded Oxfordshire Woodfuel Programme.

This impartial service is targeted at organisations and businesses considering the installation of a biomass heating system.  The advice covers subjects including boiler types, biomass fuels, practical considerations, finances and government grants.

The new service expands upon the successful Woodfuels Programme and Logs for Labour scheme broadening the range of assistance offered.  The key aim of the Woodfuels Programme is to boost the supply chain of local woodfuel, and bring Oxfordshire’s woodlands back into active management for the benefit of local people and the environment.

Biomass advisor Anthony Whitton said:     “Good impartial advice is essential to organisations considering biomass heating.  The different types of biomass systems and their financial implications can be bewildering; we offer a service that helps organisations make informed decisions.”

The woodfuel programme is also offering support through:

  • a booklet which aims to answer a lot of initial questions about whether a biomass boiler is appropriate for your organisation, view a pdf copy here
  • free training events
  • free and subsidised mini-feasibility studies

Please contact Anthony Whitton at biomass@oxonwoodfuel.org.uk or 07917 324942 for further information