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New Wood Fuel Software

Hosted by Forest Sector Development/COFORD, DAFM and
presented by Pieter D. Kofman, senior consultant wood for energy,
a series of half-day workshops demonstrating new wood fuel
supply chain costing, fuel comparison and unit conversion software

Registration fee is €70 per person (normal cost of the software is €100). This includes a copy of the software
package, USB key with supporting material and tea/coffee. Limited to 20 participants, prior registration is essential.

This event is worth 15 CPD points

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For registration and payment details please contact: Vincent Upton, Forest Sector Development/COFORD Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Email: or Phone: 086 143 7475

The workshops are aimed at anyone with an interest in wood for energy. It is particularly useful for farmers/forest owners, chipper and boiler manufacturers and installers/suppliers, forest contractors, wood fuel suppliers, people who want to install a wood boiler, advisors and consultants etc.

What are the costs of producing and delivering wood chips or firewood? The impact of tree species, basic density, moisture content at different stages of the production process, ash content, harvesting and chipping costs, transport distance, storage period etc.

How long will the pay-back be if I change to another fuel? What will my annual cost be for an alternative (bio) fuel compared to my present consumption of fossil fuel (coal, oil, electricity, peat)

Units, conversion factors and formulae for wood for energy Make sense of units such as: m3 solid, m3 loose volume, tonnes, GJ, kWh, and understand the importance of moisture and energy content in determining price and return on investment