- monitor and analyse the environmental impacts of harvesting,
- processing and burning woodfuel,
- and to provide practical advice to those implementing woodfuel systems.
Forest Research runs the UK Biomass Energy Centre.
Areas of expertise: Advice on specific energy issues (biomass, woodfuel harvesting and processing, short rotation coppice, supply chains, pellets, fuel specifications, carbon stocks in biomass and soils, carbon sequestration, carbon modelling, climate change, research forests, etc) Dissemination of information Siting of wind farms.
Target audience: Provision of evidence for policy makers; Dissemination of information to all actors involved in biomass; Collaborators interested in developing and demonstrating new technologies.