Biomass expert is on national board

Neil Harrison.
Neil Harrison.

A leading biomass heating expert from the county has been appointed to the industry’s national board.

Neil Harrison launched re:heat with Ben Tansey in Alnwick 2011, and their expertise and innovation in the field of biomass has seen re:heat informing Government reports and transforming heating systems in schools, hospitals and businesses across the north east and further afield.

Having played an instrumental role in the Wood Heat Association’s (WHA) establishment, Neil has been voted onto the association’s first democratically elected board of directors.

He was elected to the role after a vote among the 200 plus members who make up the WHA, the UK trade association for the modern wood heating industry.

He said: “It is fantastic to have this opportunity to continue to raise the professional standards and build the reputation of biomass heating as something that is a sound choice for businesses and households up and down the country.

“Having already assisted in the formation of the WHA, particularly the November 2013 establishment survey and the 2014 conference, I am very much looking forward to taking up my seat on the board and working to improve standards in our industry.”

The WHA works to raise professional standards in the industry, build the reputation of the technology, and is working with Government to try and ensure there is a robust and well-funded Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme from 2016 through to 2020.