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Training and courses

Some training courses and organizations covering aspects of biomass and woodfuel production and supply and equipment installation

Installer training

The course provides background information to enable the engineer to carry out feasibility studies, professionally advise the client, consider fuel type and storage options as well as design systems and installations to suit the varying site circumstances.

HETAS also offer a range of other training courses

HETAS Training courses dates

List of dates for all HETAS training courses

The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth have a continuing programme of short courses

Woodfuel Courses

Ignite Woodfuel courses

Ignite is the UK’s only programme of accredited woodfuel supply chain training. Developed by Rural Development Initiatives Ltd., a not for profit company, since 2004 Ignite courses have been attended by over 850 trainees across the UK. Courses are delivered by RDI in conjunction with a variety of organisations and are designed specifically for those involved in the woodfuel supply chain including contractors, managers, owners and advisors. Courses include a mix of presentations, exercises and field trips to ensure trainees take away practical information they can use in their day to day work. All trainees receive a workbook, resources CD and free unlimited post course mentoring (e-mail/telephone)

Click on the link above for current course dates and venues

If there isn’t a course listed to suit you please contact RDI on Bespoke and in-house courses can be arranged and delivered anywhere in the UK

See for more information or the events page for course dates. To book on any of the Ignite woodfuel courses please contact Erica Spencer at Rural Development Initiatives: Tel: 0845 226 2890, e-mail:

Other courses

South West Woodfuel Events

A series of one-day events will provide attendees with a mix of practical boiler/fuel demonstrations and an opportunity to listen to speakers with direct experience of working in the biomass industry. They are aimed at any individual either already working within the woodfuel supply chain or planning to do so. Follow the link above for current event information

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