2015 Programme

Here is the programme from last year’s National Wood Fuel Conference so you can get a flavour of the event.

All the speaker presentations, from the conference, are available to read here.

Thursday 15 October 2015, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey
08:00Registration, Refreshments and Trade Exhibition
09:15Welcome by the Conference Chairman
Dougal Driver, CEO, Grown in Britain
09:20Government Policy for Biomass and the RHI
Chris Miles, Senior Advisor, REA
09:40Funding Support for Woods and Wood Fuel
Alison Field, SE Director, Forestry Commission
10:00District Heating
Simon Woodward, Chairman, ukDEA
10:20Biomass at Highfield School
Bill Mills, Chairman, Highfield School, Surrey
10:40The World's Smallest Biomass CHP
Felix Ertl, Director of Sales, Entrade
11.00Comfort Break
11.20Sustainability of Forest Resources
Ian Tubby, Principal Adviser for Business & Markets, Forestry Commission
11.40Landowner Opportunities
Robin Edwards, Director South East, CLA
12.00Private Forestry Sector Opportunities
Niel Nicholson, Nicholson’s Forestry
12.20Sustainability requirements in the RO, Domestic RHI and Non-Domestic RHI
Nicola Percival, Policy Manager, Non-Domestic RHI, Ofgem
12.40Conference Summary
Mark Lebus, CEO, LC Energy
12.45Lunch, Networking and Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibitors:
CLA
Charles Russell Speechlys Law Firm
Entrade
Forestry Commission
LC Energy & Ecolyf
Natural England
Ofgem
Spanner RE GmbH
Surrey Hills Enterprises
The Woodland Trust
ukDEA
Verdo Renewables
WHA
Wilkins Kennedy
14.00Q&A Panel Discussion
Chaired by Dougal Driver, CEO, Grown in Britain
14.30Expert Surgeries:
Table 1
Case Studies in Wood Fuel
Simon Whalley, Chairman of the Birtley House Group Ltd
Bill Mills, Chairman, Highfield School, Surrey
Lucy Clark, LC Energy
Table 2
ESIF Funding for Wood Fuel Supply Chains - Who, What, How?
Chris Quintana, EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership
Table 3
Funding Projects
C2C Local Enterprise Partnership
Table 4
What’s Taxing You about Woodland Ownership?
Jonathan Thompson, Sally Ashford & Iwan Williams, Charles Russell Speechlys Law Firm
Table 5
Sustainability Criteria
Ian Tubby, Principal Adviser for Business & Markets, Forestry Commission
Helen Bentley-Fox, Technical Advisor, BSL
Jessica Tull, Administrator, BSL
16.00Close
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