The North of England is taking major role in the debate on alternative energy supplies this week, when our own Neil Harrison will address the World Bioenergy Conference. Held in Jönköping, central Sweden, Neil is joining an eminent line up which includes Professor Judi Wakhungu, the Minister for Environment, Water, & Natural Resources in Kenya, Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele from the International Panel on Climate Change and Heinz Kopetz, President of the World Bioenergy Association.
After several years of waiting, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been launched. This is great news, particularly for those living off the gas grid who are forced to heat their homes with high cost oil, LPG or electricity. The Guardian chose an installation by Thermatech – one of re:heat’s installation partners – to feature as their case study on the day of the launch of the domestic RHI. Tony Graham’s log boiler has been installed for a year, and will now be eligable for payments under the domestic RHI scheme.
ETA boilers are rapidly becoming the wood fired boiler of choice across the north of England and Scotland, with hundreds of customers now taking advantage of of the most advanced wood boiler technology in the world. This week, the skills-base of ETA installers from across the north and Scotland was increased, following the successful delivery of a programme of bespoke training to help resource the significant growth being experienced in the market.
We’re looking to re:cruit a number of people to support our significant growth. Please follow the link to our recruitment page to find out more about the three positions we’re offering.
The first batch of wood dried seaweed left the UK’s largest seaweed drier this week; delivering organic carbon neutral seaweed as fertiliser to markets across the world.
The re:heat team will be back at the Glendale Show again this year, on Monday the 26th of August.
Saturday 29th June see’s one of our partners, The Centre for Green Energy, having their official opening of their new premises in Hexham. The ETA woodchip demonstration trailer will be there showing how the system works.
re:heat took delivery of a 40,000litre accumulator tank earlier this week, all part of a 999kW wood fired boiler installation being used to dry seaweed.
re:heat will be at the Northumberland County Show in Bywell on Bank Holiday Monday (27th May). We’ll have our new exhibition trailer with a ETA HACK woodchip system installed so you will be able to see how the full system works (and be kept warm if the weather is as bad as the forecast!). Come and say hello and find out more about wood fired boiler systems.
As part of the 3 year EU-funded Wood Energy Training Network project, partners from the 6 countries participating in this groundbreaking international cooperation exercise met in Istanbul on Monday 23 April. Hosted by the Istanbul Forest Regional Directorate, the two day meeting saw partners report on their work to develop a pan-European training course for wood energy.