Forest Fuels boosts investment in Yorkshire operations

New Wetherby depot will provide local delivery of pellet and chip for farms, hotels and other businesses with biomass boilers

Forest Fuels has strengthened its commitment to its Yorkshire customers by opening a local depot in Wetherby. The move will enable the company to offer a local supply of force-dried woodchip to businesses that have biomass boilers.

Wetherby is Forest Fuels' fifth distribution in Yorkshire. It opened its first depot in Barnsley in 2004 under the direction of ex-coal miner Dave Sefton, then continued its investment with sites in York, Sheffield and Hull (in 2014).

"Our Yorkshire customers are increasingly looking for high-quality woodchip and wood pellet held at local depots," said Jason Gallagher, Operations Manager for Forest Fuels, "as it cuts distribution miles, reduces delivery times and gives them a much more efficient and readily-available service.

"Since we opened our first depot in Barnsley in 2004 Yorkshire has continued to be a hugely important part of our development with our aim of giving customers the best local service on the market."

The wood fuel at the Wetherby Depot is ‘force-dried' by Forest Fuels, which results in a ‘low moisture content'. This means that the wood burns better, provides more energy, produces less CO2 and saves businesses money on their energy bills.

"The new depot is one more step forward for our operations in Yorkshire," added Jason, "and it's a welcome addition to our national network. Yorkshire has been an integral part of Forest Fuels' development since we established ourselves here in 2004 in the early days of biomass and it's an area that we intend to keep at the heart of our operations."

The new depot will give also wood fuel customers in the Wetherby area access to Forest Fuels' expert technical support, specialist systems, and a wide range of delivery options - from blown

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