13 December 1996

Woodland warmth

TWO Northumberland companies are planning to use natural woodlands to provide warmth in the county.

Kielder Forest Products and North Energy Associates have gained a European and MAFF contract to assess how much wood is available in the county, find potential businesses and large stately homes which need heating and ensure a steady reliable supply of quality wood chips, which can be burned in efficient boilers. Kielder Forest Products already supplies mulch for weed control, safety play chips, equestrian surfaces and wood chips for biofilters. &#42