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The 2016 National Wood Fuel Conference

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Thursday, 13 October, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sandown Park Racecourse Esher Surrey KT10 9AJ


Fuelling the Landscape – Woodland’s Growing Role in the Rural Economy
9am – 5pm, Thursday 13th October 2016
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ

Please note the venue has been changed due to major building works at Epsom Downs Racecourse

Download the 2016 National Wood Fuel Conference information pack.

Fuelling the landscape is the theme of this year’s National Wood Fuel Conference on Thursday 13 October, which will focus on woodland’s growing role in the rural economy.

Sandown-Park-GrandstandNow in its seventh year, the one day conference is organised by Surrey Hills Enterprises in association with the Forestry Commission, Grown in Britain, LC Energy and the CLA.

Wood Fuel is developing as a significant driver for landscape scale management and the conference will look at how an integrated approach can support new woodland creation, aid flood prevention, add value to land and fuel the rural economy.


Gold_Cup_1Held at the Sandown Park Racecourse, the conference will offer a valuable opportunity to hear from experts on woodland creation and funding; catchment management; the future for biomass and district heating; new technologies and market opportunities at home and abroad.

Political Keynote Speakers have been invited to speak at this event along with representatives from The Wood Heat Association, University of Surrey, AEBIOM and the Forestry Commission.


“The National Wood Fuel Conference is the only one-day event that gives you all the relevant industry information and the key people in one room.” Rob Fairbanks, Surrey Hills AONB

“Exceptionally informative presentations” Tom Cole, National Trust

“Expert surgeries were a good opportunity to ask questions more privately” Nicola Percival, Ofgem

“Essential information and networking opportunities in the most timely and
time-efficient way”
Tim Whalley, The Birtley Estate

“Excellent venue” Stephen Taylor, Tillhill Forestry

“fascinating day” Jonathan Thompson, Charles Russell Speechleys LLP

“Q&A gave opportunity for focused questions” Helen Symes, CLA




Bookings are closed for this event.

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