Woodfuel and bio-energy

Woodfuel provides sustainable, clean energy. Commercial and domestic use is growing in Scotland. This is thanks to its financial and environmental benefits.

Woodfuel advice

Usewoodfuel advises on everything from home heating, to developing a large-scale energy plant. This includes:

  • information for woodfuel users
  • advice for potential suppliers
  • details of funding and incentives for biomass projects

For questions, contact the woodfuel enquiry service.

Funding and incentives

The Scottish Rural Development Programme provides grants for woodland creation and management. It also supports micro-enterprise investment in small-scale harvesting and processing equipment.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides financial support for renewable heat generation. It's paid on completed installations and can reduce cost-recovery time. The scheme is UK-wide.

Contracts for Difference (CfD) supports dedicated biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

Find information on other funding opportunities in usewoodfuel's funding and incentives section.

Supply and demand

The woodfuel industry needs a robust supply chain. We supply large biomass volumes to industry, but offer extra volumes on the open market. See our current tenders.

Our annual woodfuel demand and usage in Scotland (PDF 582KB) study looks at existing use. It also examines potential future demand in the non-domestic and domestic sectors.

Energy forestry

Our Energy Forestry Exemplar Sites give us information on the economics, environmental impacts and carbon balance of energy forestry.