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& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March 2011 Support available
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Renewable Heat Incentive Phase 1: only available for non domestic sectors: Small = < 200kWth –7.6 pence per kWh up to 1,314 peak load hrs per year and 1.9 pence per kWhr after that. All metered for 20 years Medium = < 200 to 1,000 kWth –4.7 pence per kWh up to 1,314 peak load hrs per year and 1.9 pence per kWhr after that. All metered for 20 years Large = > 1,000kWth –2.6 pence per kWh. All metered for 20 years Renewable Heat Premium Payments –Details in May and launched July 2011 Phase 2: due 2012 to include long term tariff support for domestic sector (coinciding with introduction of Green Deal)
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March RDPE Grants: EWGS: Woodfuel WIG (Woodland Improvement Grant) Leader SEEDA
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Indicative costs of woodchip production: The following illustrates the stages in woodchip production, the costs are indicative only: 1. Payment to woodland owner - £10 per wet tonne 2. cost of felling and extraction - £20 per wet tonne 3. cost of drying - £5 per wet tonne 4. conversion from wet tonnes to dry (30% moisture) tonnes - Divide by 0.7 (or multiply by 1.43) - £15 per seasoned tonne 5. cost of chipping - £10 per seasoned tonne 6. cost of delivery - £15 per seasoned tonne 7. overheads 25% - £19 per seasoned tonne TOTAL = £94 per seasoned tonne (equivalent to 3 pence per kW hr) Note: Every woodland is different and so costs of production will vary. The current price of woodchips of about 30mm chip size and 30% moisture content is £80 per tonne delivered. However, in the future we suspect the price will increase to around £100 per tonne (mainly due to competition for raw materials i.e. wood and the costs of harvesting from small and sensitive sites.
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March BUT: not all woodfuel!
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Business premises
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March To summarise: Woodfuel: Why? We have quite a lot of it in SEE! Its carbon efficient; Its sustainable; Reduces use of fossil fuels; Helps mitigate climate change; and It provides local jobs Wood in construction: Why? All of the above; plus Its carbon lean; Its thermally efficient; and It looks good!
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Woodfuel Standards
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Why do we need standards? To encourage the best use of a sustainable resource: –To harvest it sustainably; –To use it most efficiently, in both carbon and financial terms; –To reduce negative impacts. To make life easier for buyers and suppliers by: – Ensuring the fuel is suited to the boiler; – Helping fuel buyers specify their requirements clearly; – Helping suppliers know what is needed and how to check that their product meets the requirements; – Helping identify problems; and – Providing confidence in a growing market. To strengthen trust in wood as a fuel to facilitate trade between consumers and producers
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March So whats the problem? Perceptions: –Bureaucracy; –Complexity; –We know how to do this already! –Whats the benefit to me? Language: –Moisture Content – water content vs wood humidity –Weight – wet vs seasoned (30%, 20%?) vs oven dry –Volume – solid m 3, stacked m 3, loose m 3 (logs or chips) –Calorific value – Kilowatt hours, kilojoules, BTUs? –Carbon – or CO 2 –Competition – litres, tonnes, kilowatt hours –Price - Weight, volume or kilowatt hrs? Cost: –Time and money Scale: –Industrial, local or somewhere between?
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March So how could we address these problems and turn theory into reality?
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Make it simple: Focus on the direct benefits Bite size pieces Critical elements first Flick and dip Pictures, diagrams, examples
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Main issues: Source: Tree, roots, waste? Moisture content: Particle size: Ash Also: –Nitrogen –Chlorine –Energy value by weight –Energy value by loose cubic metre –Bulk Density –Ash melting point
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Main points: 1. Origin: Specified to show where the raw wood has been sourced Woody biomass, from forest or plantation, stemwood, broadleaf stemwood, coniferous stemwood, mixture of broadleaf and conifer whole trees (without roots), broadleaf whole trees (without roots), coniferous Short rotation coppice (without roots) Mixture of broadleaf, softwood and/or SRC (without roots) 1.1.7Woodchips derived from arboriculture 2. Traded form: woodchips, pellets, briquettes or firewood 3. Properties: –Particle size distribution e.g. P45 –Moisture e.g. M40 –Ash e.g. A1.5
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March So how can WhS help? WhS Newsletter Dummies Guide Woodheat Solutions: Approximate determination of moisture content of woodfuel using a domestic oven
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March WHAT NEXT?
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March In South East England Build on WhS website to further network lessons learnt from project AND local experience –Case studies (to increase familiarity) –Guideline for considering woodfuel on a particular site (based on FC at Bedgebury) Further round of seminars for woodland owners and property owners promoting RHI and Woodfuel WIG – particular focus on woodheat model Embed woodfuel knowledge in FC Woodland Officers (national training plan prepared under FCs Woodfuel Implementation Plan) Continue to encourage use of woodheat via local plans etc Local Projects: –West Sussex Woodfuel Development Officer –Kent Downs Woodfuel Pathfinder –Surrey Hills Woodfuel Group –Bordon Whitehill Ecotown –TIMBER Project IEE2?
& sponsored by: Led by the 22 March Under Woodheat Solutions Feedback request to all WhS contacts –Are you considering installing a woodheat system or a woodfuel business? –What would help you most? Roll out of training pack Workshop for woodfuel standards assessors Newsletter 3: Introduction to Woodfuel Standards Newsletter 4: Key lessons from project Final Reports