AEA Technology Environment is the organisation within which ETSU
is located. The company is involved with the implementation of renewable energy
technologies including creating markets for wood fuel in the UK.
ETSU, created in 1975, is a state agency promoting the use of renewable
energy and « clean » coal for the British Department of Trade and
Industry. The organisation is also working on a European and international
Environment has pioneered the development of wood heat as a service provided by
newly created local business activities in the rural sector. This approach is
being demonstrated through a number of local initiatives in the UK.
brought financial support to research & development projects, especially
under the NFFO programme. It participates in European and international
networks such as OPET and CADDET.
Region of operation and fields of application
- Development and
application of novel business solutions leading to the creation of fully
commercial, unsubsudised markets for wood heat.
- The creation and
management of local and regional partnerships to deliver a new rural industry
based on wood heat as a locally supplied service.
- Resource mobilisation (fast growing coppice, forest residues, Miscanthus crops…).
- Wood heating technologies (inventory of existing plants, design of
- Electricity production and combined heat and power plants.
ETSU's publications are :
- Review, the magazine of new and renewable energy, published by the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
- « An Assessment of Renewable
Energy for the UK », HMSO Publications Centre.
- Leaflets « Renewable
Energy » (DTI) on cultivation, conditioning and combustion of short rotation
coppice wood and forest wood-fuel.