re:heat Chairing International Woodfuel Meeting

Neil from re:heat will be chairing a meeting of the international Wood Energy Training Network on Wednesday 12th December in Vienna. Held at the offices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the meeting is the fourth in a series of six meetings for the WETNet project.

The WETNet project, which was launched in 2011 and will run until autumn 2013, is establishing a Europe-wide standard for wood energy entrepreneurship. Bringing together private and public sector partners from France, Finland, the UK, Austria, Estonia and Turkey, WETNet is about gathering innovation and best practice from across the partner countries. Through the EU-funded project, the WETNet project team are designing and piloting a training scheme for top-level wood energy trainers from across the partner countries.

Neil will chair the meeting, where partners will report on progress and update the management team on the first training development course, which took place at the Centre Forestier in Provence at the end of November. Neil said of the project: “It’s a real privilege to be chairing the WETNet project at such an important time for the wood energy industry in the UK and Europe. The partners bring an incredible amount of experience and enthusiasm to the project, and the resulting training course and network of trainers will be invaluable in helping the industry professionalise and grow.”