Entries by Mark Snodgrass

Coffee Logs

attachments Coffee Logs Carnethy Woodfuel are extremely excited about selling Coffee logs in addition to our traditional hardwood logs and briquettes. Each log is made from the grounds of approximately 25 cups of coffee which come from coffee shops, restaurants and instant coffee factories in the UK. The logs smell slightly of coffee when not […]

Impact of the Clean Air Act 2019

In an effort to tackle air pollution, the UK government published its Clean Air Strategy 2019 this January. The document itself is a lengthy pledge to reduce the percentage of airborne pollutants across a variety of sectors by 2020 and 2030. It was inspired by recommendations made by the World Health Organisation and states that […]

Which hardwoods and softwoods to burn

There are a myriad of wood types to choose from, all of which have their own burning qualities and properties and although there are references to burning green wood in this guide, we would stress that for the most efficient and effective burn in your wood burning stove only very dry wood should be used. […]

Hardwood Logs versus Softwood logs

Hardwood Logs or Softwood Logs For the purposes of firewood, hardwoods are most commonly oak, ash, elm, beech, birch, sycamore, aspen, cherry and alder. Of course there are many more hardwood species. These are broadleaved deciduous trees and they tend to be slower growing and the wood is more dense and heavier than softwoods. Softwoods […]

UK Government announces plans to extend Renewable Heating Initiative

On Nov. 25, the U.K. government published its spending review, which includes details of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s budget for the next four years. The budget includes seed funding for renewable energy technologies and funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive. According to information published by the DECC, the government will extend RHI […]