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Ignite – Firewood Production and Supply

Who is this for?

Ignite is an innovative training programme of practical seminars and interactive workshops with a focus on woodfuel. mwmac Ltd are the only other training provider to be approved by the RDI to deliver the Ignite suite of courses, on their behalf.

This course is designed for those wanting to know more about woodfuel and to equip new and existing woodfuel businesses with the skills and knowledge required to meet the increasing demand from this growing alternative market. With oil at high prices and concerns over supply, many people are increasingly going back to wood.

Advances in boiler technology and the introduction of woodchips and pellets as fuel sources, have seen a dramatic increase in the uptake of wood fuelled heating systems in recent years.

The Ignite Firewood Production and Supply course is aimed at both existing and fledgling firewood businesses. The course covers firewood as a renewable fuel, sources of timber for firewood, equipment to handle, produce and deliver firewood, units and conversion factors, markets and economics of the supply chain including calculating sales prices from wet and dry weight to loose and stacked volumes.


1 days Training


max. 12 per course


This is normally completed at mwmac Ltd, near Builth Wells, Powys.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).




This is a training only course: Ignite – Firewood Production and Supply


Lantra Certificate of Training


  • Session 1 – Firewood as renewable fuel
  • Session 2 – Sources of timber for woodfuel
  • Session 3 – Turning timber in to woodfuel
  • Session 4 – Handling and delivering Firewood
  • Session 5 – Introduction to markets for firewood
  • Session 6 – Economics of firewood supply

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Ignite – Firewood Production and Supply

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