Welcome to the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) scheme for Ireland

 

The Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) scheme provides a simple but reliable way for consumers to purchase quality wood fuels that are accurately described, meet the supplier’s stated product specifications, and are produced in compliance with EUTR (EU Timber Regulation) ensuring sustainably produced woodfuels

 

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Using a Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) wood fuel will ensure that you are matching the correct grade of wood fuel to your wood burning appliance, ensuring optimal efficiency and heating

 

 

 

 

Become a Supplier

There are many benefits to becoming a supplier certified by the WFQA. Some of these include:

Differentiate your business by becoming a member of the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) scheme for Ireland. The WFQA label (verification of independent certification) on your product and documentation confirms that your organisation aspires to the highest standards of quality and excellence.

 

                     Open Afternoon at McCauley Wood Fuels, Drumard, Mohill

2:30 – 5:00 pm – Friday 3rd May

The family run business McCauley Woodfuels are holding an open afternoon on Friday 3rd May from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, McCauleys have been pioneers in the development of wood fuel processes since they were first certified to the national Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) scheme in 2012. Set up by father and son team Brian and Kenny, the McCauleys supply woodchip and firewood sourced from local forests for customers throughout the region, while providing local employment and supporting the financial benefits to local forest owners.

Since the early 1990s the state and private land owners have invested heavily in forestry, and in recent years we are now seeing many  privately  planted crops reaching maturity and being harvested, producing high value materials such as sawlog and stakewood, as well as a proportion of wood fuels, especially from earlier thinnings. Harvesting, transport and sawmilling operations all create employment, as well as producing building materials and sustainable products to rival materials such as plastic, steel and concrete.

Noel Gavigan of the Irish Bioenergy Association has noted “we visited Austria, north Italy and Slovenia on many occasions over recent years and saw how local farmers all have a forestry holding and it is integrated into their normal farm activities, local co-operatives assist in forest management as well as sawmilling and processing smaller  material into woodchip and firewood for local markets.  They have a history of this going back through the generations and this level of usage is beginning to emerge in Ireland.” McCauley Wood Fuels are a prime example of how forestry is providing  local employment sustainably, locally sourced renewable fuels, which also brings added  value to the local economy.

The Wood Fuel Quality Assurance scheme is funded by the Department of Agriculture and managed by the Irish Bioenergy Association. Members of the scheme such as McCauleys have their wood fuels certified to ISO international standards.

Anyone interested in attending the event can book by texting their name to 087-6845977

 

Wet Fuel v Dry Fuel

WFQA carry out tests at Waterford Stanley to show the difference between burning wet unseasoned wood and dry seasoned firewood.

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The WFQA Quality Guarantee

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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