20140908_151650On 8th September 2014 TOE2 hosted a successful “Briefing on Wood Fuel Feasibility” event at Ditchley Park, Woodstock.  The day was kindly sponsored by N I C H O L S O N S and The Ditchley Foundation.

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

DitchleyPresentationThroughout 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.