2016 Programme

This was the programme for the 2016 National Wood Fuel Conference.

9am - 5pm, Thursday 15 October 2016, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ
09:00Registration, Refreshments, Networking & Trade Exhibition
10:00Welcome by the Conference Chairman
Dougal Driver, CEO, Grown in Britain
10:10Water Catchment Management & Wood Fuel Opportunities
James Maclean, Managing Director, Land & Water
10:30Life Cycle Assessment of Biomass Supply Chains
Professor Richard Murphy, Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy
10:50Woodland Creation for Biomass
Mark Broadmeadow, Forestry Commission
Update on Timber Supply & Economics of Supplying Wood Fuel
Ben Ditchburn, Forestry Commission
11:20Hampton Estate, Seale, Surrey - Practical Biomass Heating in
Commercial & Residential Properties

Bill Biddell, Hampton Estate
11.40Comfort Break
12.10Government Heat Strategy & The RHI
Julian Morgan-Jones, CEO, WHA
12.30The Use of Biomass for District Heating at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Paul Woods, ENGIE
12.50An EU Perspective on Policy Development and the Biomass Market
Natalie Hemeleers, AEBIOM
13.10The UK Ecomony & Legal Implications Post BREXIT
Jonathan Thompson, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
13.30Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
14.30Plenary Session & Introduction to Q&A Panel
Alison Field, Forestry Commission
Dougal Driver, CEO, Grown in Britain
15:30Optional Workshops:-
Pellet Quality
James Little, Verdo
Tree Health
Forestry Commission
Funding packages
Alison Field, Area Director for London & the South East, The Forestry Commission
Biomass Suppliers List
Helen Bentley-Fox, Accreditation Manager, Woodsure