Nearly sixty key decision makers from a broad selection of sectors attended the briefing. Delegates were able to view the biomass boiler at Ditchley and hear firsthand experience of its operation.
Following the tour there were presentations in the lecture theatre covering the whole biomass story from woodland through to heat and financial models. The presentations are listed and available below.
Introduction Niel Nicholson
Boilers and the RHI Anthony Whitton from TOE 2
Woodland Management Colin Finlay from Nicholsons
Ditchley Case Study Peter Speakman of Energy Innovations
Financing the installation Louis King of Nat West Green Energy
Tax considerations Rodney Style of Haines Watts
Funding models Adriano Figueiredo of Oxford Low Carbon Hub
Throughout the presentations questions were answered and real examples given of how biomass is already being implemented locally and nationally. Delegates went away with a complete overview of Biomass heating and proof that Woodfuel really is a viable option in many situations.