Posted: 16 March, 2012. Written by Renewable Energy Association
Renewable Energy Association
16th March 2012
REA to turn up the heat at Ecobuild
REA return to Ecobuild with a new Biomass Heat Pavilion
The REA  will once again be exhibiting at Ecobuild  from 20th-22nd March, the “world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment,” which is expected to draw crowds of 65,000 people.
For the first time we will be hosting a Biomass Heat Pavilion (Stand S3541), where Asgard Biomass, Billington Biofuels, Biomass Heating Solutions, CPL Industries, Econergy, Imperative Energy, Rural Energy, Verdo Renewables, and Wood Energy will all be exhibiting together, creating a focal point for renewable heat at the event. REA experts across all technologies, renewable resources and policy areas will be available on the stand, so do come and visit us.
REA’s Head of Policy, Paul Thompson, and Technical Director, Stuart Pocock, will be giving expert briefings on the Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in Tariff respectively each day at 11:00 and 14:30 (RHI) and 11:30 and 15:00 (FIT) on Stand S3657, located only 25 metres away from the REA Pavilion along the back wall of the South Hall. These 15 minute expert briefings are completely free and open to all on a first come first served basis.
On Thursday, REA Chief Executive, Gaynor Hartnell, will be chairing the seminars on ‘Making a market in micro renewables’ from 10:30 to 12:00 in South Gallery Rooms 31 & 32, and speaking herself on ‘The future outlook for the micro renewables industry’ from 10:30 to 11:00. Gaynor will also be participating in a panel debate on ‘Making renewable generation happen: getting the scale right’ as part of the Ecobuild Conference from 14:15 to 15:15 in Platinum Suite 1. Other REA Experts will be speaking in various Ecobuild seminars sessions and will be well worth seeking out.
REA Head of Policy Paul Thompson comments:
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to mix and mingle with literally thousands of enthusiasts and experts alike, and show them what renewable energy is all about. Our biomass heat partners will be showcasing the latest technology and explaining why renewable heat – as well as power and transport – is vitally important for meeting our renewable energy targets, cutting our carbon, and keeping our houses warm. And our team of experts is looking forward to answering all your renewable energy questions at the REA Pavilion!”
The STA  and REAL  will be exhibiting in the North Hall, on stands N3865 and N9301 respectively.
For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
REA Events team: +44 (0)20 7925 3570, or
Name: Paul Thompson
Title: Head of Policy, REA
Tel: +44 (0)7980 264 580
Notes to Editors
1. The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable trade association in the UK, with 960 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. www.r-e-a.net
2. Main website: www.ecobuild.co.uk
Floor plan: www.ecobuild.co.uk/uploads/eb-2012-floor-plan-14-03-12-final-1.pdf
3. The STA represents around 450 companies working in solar thermal and solar power, making it the largest association for solar in the UK. Since 2011 the STA has been affiliated to the REA. www.solar-trade.org.uk
4. The REAL Assurance Scheme, set up by the Renewable Energy Association, aims to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small-scale energy generation systems for their homes. www.realassurance.org.uk
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