The wood fuel sector is to be comprehensively covered in an international conference organised by Robinwood, the Forestry Commission Wales Interreg IIIC project.

The Robinwood International Wood Energy Week, which takes place in Brandenburg on January 23-27, is billed as a unique opportunity for anybody linked with wood energy in Wales to learn about modern methods and systems being used.

Paul Finch, Robinwood, Wales project manager, said: “Timber growers looking for new markets, energy providers after the latest technical information and planners looking at alternatives to costly oil and gas heating systems will find all the answers in Brandenburg.”

The event brings together leading speakers, including Mike Pitcher of the Wood Energy Business Scheme and ADAS Wales Ltd senior consultant Dr Rebecca Heaton, from across Europe.

Robinwood partners from Italy, Spain, Poland and Slovakia will attend the conference, which will give detailed breakdowns on the reliability of wood energy, investment costs, harvesting and conversion technologies.