Wood Chip Biomass & Sustainability in Further Education

In partnership with IEMA, we’re hosting a talking tour of our agricultural campus, where we grow, harvest and use willow coppice to provide heating and hot water to our educational facilities. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, whilst we discuss the environmental impacts of our heating programme, as well as the financial and business effects.

After the tour we will host a brief talk and Q&A in one of our Lecture rooms, covering how biomass heating fits into our sustainability strategy as well as the opportunities and challenges we face to deliver sustainable value in the public sector.

The event will be of interest to anyone curious about the honest environmental and business case for biomass heating, as well as those wishing to get an inside look at sustainability within the Further Education sector.

Speakers Include

Sam Armitage – Head of Estates, BCA College

Biomass Heating: the designation of land and growing of SRC willow; the harvesting, and drying process, of willow; the wood chip boiler process and challenges faced.

Sam is the BCA College Head of Estates and directly involved in the operation of both of the on-site wood chip boilers, as well as the seasonal management and harvesting the willow crops.

Louis Wright – Sustainability Officer, BCA College

Biomass in the College’s sustainability strategy: how heating and operational efficiency are identified; how objectives and goals are set; engaging staff and students in the greater strategy; challenges faced

Louis is the BCA College Sustainability Officer and responsible for the creation and implementation of the organisation’s sustainability policy and strategy.

*Please wear some sensible walking shoes.

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