Tallaght’s Clearpower links up with quality wood fuel scheme
By Maurice Garvey
TALLAGHT company Clearpower, is now a member of the prestigious Wood Fuel Quality Assurance scheme (WFQA).
The announcement was made by Minister of State Andrew Doyle at the recent Ploughing Championships.
Ciarán O’Meara of Clearpower said: “As an established provider of biomass fuel and maintenance services, Clearpower has long recognised the importance of a WFQA scheme to both industry stakeholders and consumers alike.
“Offering turnkey commercial biomass solutions incorporating design, build and operational services as well as fuel processing and supply, we at Clearpower are delighted to be WFQA certified.”
The WFQA scheme, which is run by the Irish Bioenergy Association and supported by the Department of Agriculture, covers wood logs, wood briquettes, wood pellets and wood chip.
Based in Greenhills, Clearpower specialises in biomass solutions producing heat and electricity from WFQA certified wood chip and wood pellets.
Speaking at the presentation, Minister Doyle said: “I am delighted to present Clearpower with its certificate of membership of the WFQA scheme.
The use of certified wood fuels is an important part of the growth of the forest-based biomass sector in Ireland. My department supports the scheme as part of our commitment to fostering forest-based jobs and developing rural economies.”
Ms Pat Murphy, chair of the WFQA is delighted they have “continued to expand its membership and reach into the marketplace.”
“We are determined to fully embrace consumer needs by providing quality assured wood fuels at a range of outlets across the country,” said Ms Murphy.
“Consumers should always be on the lookout for our bright flame logo that you can find at www.wfqa.org.”