About WFQA

The Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) scheme for Ireland is an all island scheme established to increase consumer confidence in wood fuel products sold in Ireland.

A working group comprising of fuel producers committed to the production of high quality wood fuel products and representatives from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Waterford IT and IrBEA, produced National Workshop Agreement 4 (NWA4), which outlines the certification process that monitors their production processes and tests the quality of their finished product, ensuring that they meet pre-defined standards and that all woodfuel certified is sourced sustainably and in compliance with EUTR (EU Timber Regulation) ensuring full tracebility back to source.

As we grow, our members will provide consumers with a greater degree of confidence in secure supply of quality wood fuel products around Ireland.

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 Back row (L-R) Noel Gavigan (IrBEA) ; Eugene Hendrick (DAFM); Larry Doyle (Dpellet); Conor Harrington (Dpellet); Tadgh Dooley Forest Services (Richard Hadfield (NSAI); Mike Wilson (SEAI)

Front row (L-R): Christine Hutton (Rural Generation); Alasdair Dunning (WIT); John O’Brien (IrBEA) Chair; Pat Murphy (Smartheat) PR Officer; Gilbert McCormack (Smartheat)

 

The Original Oversight Committee

A working group comprising of fuel producers committed to the production of high quality wood fuel products and representatives from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Waterford IT and IrBEA, produced National Workshop Agreement 4 (NWA4), which outlines the certification process that monitors their production processes and tests the quality of their finished product, ensuring that they meet pre-defined standards and that all wood fuel certified is sourced sustainably and in compliance with EUTR (EU Timber Regulation) ensuring full traceability back to source.

To view a list of the current Oversight committee Members click here

NW:2009  has now been updated to incorporate the latest European CEN wood fuel standards.

The scheme is now governed by an Oversight committee comprising of industry and consumer representatives, along with advisors from DAFM; SEAI WIT and Teagasc.

Always look for the WFQA label

The WFQA label provides a simple but reliable way for consumers to purchase quality wood fuels that are accurately described and meet suppliers stated product specifications.

Trust WFQA certified suppliers for reliable, high-quality wood fuels

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