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Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
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Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot
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Oswestry Energy Fair - Jacinta Macdermot

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  • 1. Mid Wales Energy Agency Jacinta MacDermot 'The Emerging Wood Fuel Market'
  • 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Mid Wales Energy Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Charity & not-for-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Based in Machynlleth, covering Powys, Gwynedd, Ceredigion </li></ul><ul><li>Staff of ten </li></ul><ul><li>Mission is ‘To reduce carbon dioxide emissions through the promotion and facilitation of sustainable energy projects in Mid Wales’ </li></ul>
  • 3. Wood Fuel Powys <ul><li>2 ½ year project </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Glasu </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the use of wood fuels in Powys </li></ul><ul><li>Information and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Technology transfer </li></ul>
  • 4. Wood Fuel <ul><li>Wood is renewable /Zero CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>Local resource </li></ul><ul><li>New market for timber co-products </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive fuel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Support mechanisms in place </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Industrialisation of the countryside? </li></ul>
  • 5. Recent research <ul><li>Welsh wood fuel resource is small – 500,000 to 1,000,000 odt a year (could heat 10-20% housing) </li></ul><ul><li>Current demand is even smaller – 150,000 odt a year </li></ul><ul><li>Demand and number of installations are growing rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Will need all of current resource </li></ul><ul><li>Then think of increasing resources – changing management practices, single stem energy crops, short rotation coppice </li></ul>
  • 6. Part of an integrated solution <ul><li>Energy Saving </li></ul><ul><li>Wind – large and small </li></ul><ul><li>Solar thermal </li></ul><ul><li>Photovoltaics </li></ul><ul><li>Passive solar </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable transport </li></ul>
  • 7. Now is the time… <ul><li>Support from Government </li></ul><ul><li>Rising fossil fuel prices </li></ul><ul><li>WEBS grant </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Skies </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Fuel Powys </li></ul><ul><li>ROCs </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced capital allowance, Action Energy, EGS </li></ul><ul><li>Bioenergy Capital Grants </li></ul>
  • 8. Current and proposed installations - Wales <ul><li>Welsh Assembly – 370kW Chip </li></ul><ul><li>Llandysul -260kW pellets </li></ul><ul><li>Crymych schools, Pembrokeshire – 490kW </li></ul><ul><li>Llanwddyn – 520kW Chip </li></ul><ul><li>Aberaeron -550kW </li></ul><ul><li>Abergynolwyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Corris </li></ul><ul><li>Llandrindod High School </li></ul><ul><li>Co-firing / CHP power stations </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic pellet boiler installations </li></ul>
  • 9. A New Generation <ul><li>Mature Technology </li></ul><ul><li>High efficiency - 85 to 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate scale – domestic to industrial </li></ul><ul><li>Logs, chips and pellets </li></ul>
  • 10. Fuel prices – useful heat Assumptions   Wood chip £70/tonne (@30% mc)   Wood chip £30/tonne (@50% mc)   Wood Pellets £130/tonne   Heating Oil 30p/litre   LPG 33p/litre   Mains gas 1.8p/kWh
  • 11. Capital costs <ul><li>Log Boiler (domestic)- £6,000 to £10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pellet Boiler (domestic) - £6,000 to £15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Chip Boiler (large domestic) - £9,000 + </li></ul><ul><li>Chip Boiler (commercial) – £30,000 + </li></ul><ul><li>Grant funding probably available </li></ul>
  • 12. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Wood fired heating system for home or business </li></ul><ul><li>Self supply of fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Processing and selling fuel to others </li></ul>
  • 13. Fuel supply issues <ul><li>Moisture content </li></ul><ul><li>25- 35% for chip </li></ul><ul><li><18% for pellet </li></ul><ul><li>2 year seasoned for logs </li></ul><ul><li>Size of chip – uniformity </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Mode of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Can you meet demand alone? </li></ul>
  • 14. Summary <ul><li>Market currently small but growing rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Need to make most of wood resource </li></ul><ul><li>Support / grants available for installation of wood fuel heating equipment and for fuel suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>We can give free, impartial advice </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Jacinta MacDermot </li></ul><ul><li>Mid Wales Energy Agency </li></ul><ul><li>www.mwea.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>0845 458 7973 </li></ul><ul><li>Marches Energy Agency </li></ul><ul><li>www.mea.org.uk 01743 246007 </li></ul>Further information

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