WFQA notes from January workshop, AGM & Oversight Committee

A busy and informative WFQA event was held earlier this month in Tullamore. There were workshop presentations from Eugene Hendrick (DAFM), Richard Hadfield (Progressive Certification), Tom Kent (Waterford IT), Noel Gavigan (IrBEA) and Pat Murphy (WFQA chair). Subjects addressed included: supplier and consumer knowledge of fuel quality; public promotion; adoption of EU standards; air and stove quality; extending product range; new technologies and energy efficiency; fine-tuning testing systems and procedures; commercial benefits; and growing scheme membership.
The AGM returned Pat Murphy as chair of the Oversight Committee. The EN 17225 parts 1-5 were adopted as the new standard, a 2016 marketing plan is being developed, the WFQA Supplier Stamp will be modified, further discussion needed with DETI-NI on whether WFQA needs to include sustainability certification to be recognised to meet BSL approval in NI. WIT will host a practical workshop on wood fuel quality in conjunction with the WFQA later this year.

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The Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme is built around the industry agreed standard NWA 4:2009. To become a WFQA certified supplier of wood fuel, a supplier needs to apply to the Irish BioEnergy Association to initiate the certification process.

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