• Scotland’s Royal Highland Centre has gone green, with the installation of a substantial wood-fuelled biomass boiler to heat Ingliston House and the MacRobert Pavilion. 

  • IN MY opinion, gasification/biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems could very well be the holy grail of renewable energy. But, and there is always a but, it is not for everyone and there are some key considerations when looking at investing in this relatively new technology.

  • EVERY YEAR, more than a million tonnes of wood is used as fuel in Scotland, but changes are afoot which could affect this thriving sector.

  • Environment minister, Dr Aileen McLeod, has welcomed an increase in the use of woodfuel in Scotland as excellent news for small scale rural businesses – and for Scotland’s effort to cut carbon emissions.

  • THE Scottish Government must plant more trees to secure the future of Scotland’s £1bn forestry and timber industry, according to sector trade body, Confor.

  • CAFRE's Enniskillen Campus will be hosting a workshop on the best use of Biomass heating next Tuesday, March 8.

  • FARMERS' and growers' confidence in using the byproducts of anaerobic digestion as fertilisers and composts has been given a welcome boost by new research published last week.

  • WITH UK grain prices at a six-year low and direct support payments to arable producers being cut by typically 20-30% under CAP reform, many farm businesses have been taking a long hard look at what they grow and why they grow it.

  • FARMING AND contractor partnership, Magnus and Alistair Sinclair, from Fiddesbeg Farm, Ellon, in Aberdeenshire, have long been involved in recycling farm waste to land.

  • FARMERS LOOKING for a crop to grow on flood-prone land that can improve soil health without the need to apply additional fertiliser may soon have the answer.