At Regen SW, we are committed to promoting the uptake of sustainable energy in South West England.
We launched the South West Bioheat Programme in 2007 with support from the South West Regional Development Agency and the Forestry Commission.. The programme advised business and organisations on the benefits and practicalities of installing a biomass boiler which uses woodfuel from sustainably managed woodland and other biodegradable crops, wastes and residues to create green energy.
The programme was such a success that the South West Regional Development Agency was awarded £3 million in April 2008 by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to invest in 30 bioheat projects across the region.
Once all 30 projects under the South West Bioheat Programme are up and running they will provide the region with up to 32MW of renewable heat and save an estimated 7,000 tonnes of carbon a year.
The South West of England already has the highest number of biomass boilers in England and the second largest amount of woodland resources in England (after the South East) which makes it ideally placed to grow this sector of renewable energy.
Check out some of our successful case studies
We know that it can sometimes be hard to find the best local suppliers of wood fuel and wood fuel boilers to meet your needs.Supplier Search
Throughout the year, we are staging a series of illuminating events about wood fuel right across the South West of England.Events
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There is a wealth of information available online to help you find out more about wood fuel.Resource Centre