UK Pellet Council Courses

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woodpelletsThe UK Pellet Council, in conjunction with the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, has organised a series of one-day courses specifically for installers of domestic wood pellet boilers. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is about to be announced and the industry is expecting an increased interest in wood pellet boilers from householders.

This course is aimed at Domestic Pellet Boiler installers and related businesses – suppliers and manufacturers of said boilers, installers and users. Course fees have been subsidised by the UKPC to allow registration onto each course at just £150 per person. A number of topics will be covered during the course, including:

  • Characterisation of pellets (density, dust content, dust emissivity, durability, attrition resistance);
  • Storage and handling (flow properties, hopper design, discharge aids and feeders, screw and pneumatic conveying);
  • Dust, degradation and explosion risk (properties and hazards of biomass dust, control of dust generation and emission, responsibilities under ATEX/DSEAR regulations, basic housekeeping and maintenance)
  • Outgassing hazards

The one day course is being held at a number of venues across the UK throughout 2014, with the following dates already confirmed.

12th May: Innasol Ltd (UK); Reigate Barn, Langford Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex CM8 3JG

13th May: CPL Distribution Ltd; Westthorpe Fields Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1TZ

28th May: Organic Energy (UK) Ltd; Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7AZ

11th June: Billingtons Biofuels; High Mill, Langwathby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1NB

12th June: Verdo Renewables Ltd; Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Polmont, Falkirk FK2 0YB

To book your place please fill out the online booking form on the University of Greenwich website and send to Numbers are limited to allow delegates the time for discussion of their particular issues. Payment can be made by invoice or credit card via the University of Greenwich. If you are unsure if this course is suitable for you, please contact the University of Greenwich for advice.

The Wolfson Centre offers a range of very popular and useful short courses designed specifically for industry and have been delivering short courses for over 25 years, both at the university and in the workplace.Pellet manufacturers and multi-national companies handling pellets would benefit from their range of short courses for industry, covering a variety of bulk materials handling subjects.

Find out more about the UK Pellet Council at



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