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This course is accredited by the Energy Institute and provides an overview of woodfuel heating and biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
The day will be lead by Rob Gwillim who has been working in the Renewable Energy Industry for the past eighteen years. During his career as an engineer and consultant at the Centre for Alternative Technology and the National Energy Foundation, he was involved in projects covering all of the major renewable technologies.
About the training course
This course will give an overview of the many ways in which wood fuel can be used to reduce carbon emissions both in the generation of heat and in the generation of heat and electricity (Combined Heat and Power). Topics covered will include:-
Introduction - to include the carbon cycle, energy value of wood, requirements for efficient combustion and the main types of wood fuel (logs/chips/pellets), their characteristics, standards etc
- Choosing a wood fuelled boiler - indicator for choice, technical information on boiler types and maintenance requirements
- Boiler sizing and system requirements
- Fuel management and storage
- Planning and Regulatory issues
- Economics of wood fuel heating
- Large scale systems - district heating, combined heat power
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Who should attend
This course is aimed at building professionals, consultants, public sector staff and other organisations interested in the potential of wood fuel heating and energy generation to reduce carbon emission and meeting renewable energy targets in the context of planning requirements.
What you will learn
By the end of the day delegates will have gained expertise in the characteristics of the different types of wood fuels, the indicators for choice of fuel, boiler sizing and system requirements together with other aspects of wood fuel heating and energy generation which will enable them to make an informed choice to use wood as a source of renewable energy
What some of our past delegates have said:
"A very well presented topic" - Sustainability Energy Consultant
"Very enjoyable and informative day, Rob is a very knowledgeable man and his passion for the industry was passed on" - Wood Pellet Broker & Distributor
"Very knowledgeable speaker and very detailed discussion" - Consultant
"A very comprehensive summary of the sector, clearly presented ... extremely interesting" - Chief Executive
This training day will be lead by Rob Gwillim who has been working in the Renewable Energy Industry for the past eighteen years. During his career as an engineer and consultant at the Centre for Alternative Technology and the National Energy Foundation, he was involved in projects covering all of the major renewable technologies.
Since his first installation of a biomass boiler in 1995 Rob has been involved in many biomass projects. He has also acted as a consultant for the Wood Energy Business scheme in Wales.
Rob is now Course Leader for the University of East London masters course in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology and Technical Director for Perpetual Energy Ltd an energy development company specialising in offering renewable energy solutions for industry and the building sector.