RTE Show 'Ear to the Ground' showcases IrBEA Member and Wood Fuel Quality Assurance certified John Sherlock, a Co. Meath farmer and chair of the North East Forestry Group has planted his land and runs a thriving firewood business. Darragh McCullough visits Sherlock’s woodland and finds out some of the challenges and opportunities that forestry presents for farmers.
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The members of the WFQA are very committed to promoting quality fuels, and striving to lift the standards of the entire industry. This document reports on the activities of the organisation over the last 12 months with updates on the committee and details on aims and ambitions of the members going forward. Read report here
Proposal from the Irish Bioenergy Association to regulate moisture content of firewood for sale in Ireland
In 2019 IrBEA submitted a detailed, evidence-based proposal to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the issue of totally unsuitable wet firewood being placed on the market and the implications this has for air pollution, and the heating value of wood fuel. The submission was followed up in a further communications both the with department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
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