News from UKPC

The latest news from the Pellet industry

  • Bagged Pellets Availabilty

    Wood Pellet Bag Availability While wood pellet bag availability is so tight, we will be trying to let users know the lead times from UKPC member companies. We will endeavour to update the list as soon as we are made aware of any changes to lead times. Current lead times we have been made aware of as of 19th January 2018:   Y-Pellets - www.ypellets...

    Posted: 19 January, 2018

  • Wood Pellet Shortages

    The UK is experiencing large scale shortages across the market, in particular with bagged wood pellets, with most bagged suppliers providing 50% or less of their typical winter volumes. Why? The UK is currently a net importer of wood pellets (i.e. we import more than we export.) Hence any price changes in Europe are quickly reflected in the local market...

    Posted: 18 January, 2018

  • ISO Standards 20023 & 20024 progress - safe handling & storage of wood pellets

    In November, Nick Monether attended the ISO standards meeting in Stockholm on behalf of the UKPC. Here is his update on progress to date: The ISO Working Group 7 on the safety of solid biofuels was convened just over three years ago in 2014...

    Posted: 6 December, 2017

  • Forever Fuels' List of Health & Safety Issues in the Wood Pellet Industry

    Bruno Prior and the team at Forever Fuels have produced a preliminary list of health and safety issues that all within the pellet industry should be concerned about.  This detailed and considered list should be used as the starting point for the industry to work together to address these urgent health and safety issues...

    Posted: 6 December, 2017

  • 6 Ways to Get Ready for the Heating Season

    As we fast approach the heating season, it is important to ensure that you are ready for what the weather throws at us. Here are 6 simple steps to ensure that your wood pellet heating system is ready for winter: 1...

    Posted: 22 September, 2017

  • NEW: ENplus approved Course for Pellet Delivery Drivers and Quality Management

    Date: Thursday 5 October 2017 Time: 9am start Venue: Woodsure/HETAS in Tewkesbury. If you would like to register for this course please visit http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/UKPC or reply to this email with the delegate name/s. Course fees remain at £200 per person, which includes all course materials and refreshments...

    Posted: 6 September, 2017

  • ENplus approved Half Day Short Course for Pellet Delivery Drivers and Quality Management

    As you know by now, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has received approval through the UK Pellet Council to deliver an ENplus® approved half-day course specifically for drivers delivering biomass pellets. It is also suitable for those requiring Quality Management training. Course fees remain at £200 per person...

    Posted: 20 July, 2017

  • UKPC Annual Conference a Success!

    Our AGM & Conference took place on 12th June 2017 held at Keele University’s Sustainability Hub, itself heated by a 60kW wood pellet boiler using ENplus® wood pellets...

    Posted: 23 June, 2017

  • Supergen bioenergy graphic novel released

    The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub is made up of a group of some of the key bioenergy academics in the UK...

    Posted: 5 April, 2017

  • New UKPC Standards Manager Appointed

    Dr Matthew Goodwin has been appointed to the role of Standards Manager for the UKPC. Matt was the MD of Purple Energy from 2006 to 2016, and a former director of the Wood Heat Association. With his extensive experience of designing and installing biomass heating systems, and a PhD in Climate Change Geology, he comes highly qualified and experienced for the role...

    Posted: 28 March, 2017

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