Northern WoodHeat: Developing Small and Medium Sca.. (Northern WoodHeat)
Northern WoodHeat: Developing Small and Medium Scale Woodfuel Supply ChainsNorthern WoodHeat: Developing Small and Medium Scale Woodfuel Supply Chains
Start date: Sep 30, 2004,
End date: Sep 29, 2007
The Northern WoodHeat project will investigate and develop sustainable local, small to medium size woodfuel supply chains in partner countries, disseminating the findings through practical demonstrations, technical reports and leaflets, a project website, and three symposia. In Scotland, demonstration supply chains will be set up at 4 sites. These will incorporate expertise from Finland and examine the economics of wood fuel supply. In Iceland, a feasibility study will be undertaken and a pilot scheme developed using information from Scotland and Finland. In Finland, a chopped firewood supply chain will be set up to demonstrate strategies for improving product quality and customer service and reliability. Education and training products will also be developed for international markets. Expected Results: 1) To help forestry play a part in a greater share of energy markets through determining economically viable small/medium scale fuel harvesting and production methods.2) To optimise the impacts of wood fuel development on the timber, landscape and rural development values of northern peripheral forests.3) To provide a range of environmental benefits linked to the improvement in forest structure and associated biodiversity values of wood fuel producing forests and through the development of a carbon neutral energy source.4) To significantly increase the rate of wood fuel development internationally through the creation of expertise in technology transfer.
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