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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.
With oil at record prices and concerns over supply, many people are increasingly going back to wood. Advances in boiler technology and the introduction of of woodchips and pellets as fuel sources, have seen a dramatic increase in the uptake of wood fuelled heating systems in recent years.
The coalition governments announcement that it is to introduce a Renewable Heat Incentive will only add to this uptake as the economic argument for using wood becomes much stronger.
Ignite Managing Woods for Woodfuel: 3rd November 2011. Aske Estate, Richmond, North Yorks
Developed by foresters with practical hands on knowledge of woodland management and woodfuel production and supply, this course provides an introduction to managing woodlands for woodfuel production. It provides an introduction to crop assessment and measurement and covers the methods of timber harvesting in use today. It looks at the suitability of these for different woodland types and the economics of timber harvesting and woodfuel production at the farm and estate level.
Ignite 3 day: 6-8 December 2011. Duffield Timber, Ripon, North Yorks.
The flag ship Ignite ‘Woodfuel Production and Supply' 3 day course is a comprehensive introduction to the entire woodfuel supply chain and aimed at existing or potential suppliers and end users. The course will provide you with an essential background to the woodfuel industry, running an efficient and profitable woodfuel business, how, where and when to start out in woodfuel a Lantra Customised Award with qualified instructors.
1 day course: £35+ VAT LandSkills eligible beneficiaries. £115 + VAT for non eligible.
3 day course: £120 + VAT LandSkills eligible beneficiaries. £400 + VAT for non eligible.
Prices include all course materials, refreshments, lunch and course registration and certification fees.
These courses are funded by LandSkills Yorkshire & The Humber as part of the Rural Development Programme for England. LandSkills Yorkshire & The Humber is managed by Lantra on behalf of Defra. Please contact Yorwoods to check your eligibility.
Phone : 01765 609355
Email : Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: Yorwoods, Unit 9, Sycamore Business Park, Dishforth Road, Copt Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5DF
Further details from www.yorwoods.org.uk/events
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