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Ignite – Managing Woods for Woodfuel

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: Managing Woods for Woodfuel course focuses on planting, managing and harvesting woodlands for use as woodfuel. What timber is suited to what type of woodfuel (logs or chips), assessing woodlands, measuring timber, harvesting, extraction, conversion and the economic modelling of timber harvesting and woodfuel conversion are covered in this one day course.


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 – Managing Woods for Woodfuel 


Lantra Certificate of Training


  • Session 1 – Welcome and Introduction.
  • Session 2 – Management Systems
  • Session 3 – Crop Assessment
  • Session 4 – Harvesting and Extraction
  • Session 5 – Conversion

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Ignite – Managing Woods for Woodfuel

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