BVBP energy production and air emissions from the use of the BFRS forest slash were determined from direct measurements of biomass use and heat content, boiler continuous emissions monitors, air pollution source test (Avogadro 2013) and boiler heat rate.
Staff from the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula Fire Lab conducted field measurements characterizing air pollutant emissions from an open burn of one of the forest slash residue piles at BFRS (for details see Baker et al.
Gethin Roberts, managing director of Drivers Direct and a former RAF serviceman, said; "We have supported the BFRS
for many years and have a long history of employing ex-service personnel.
Treatments for this study were located throughout the ∼ 2,900 acres (1,734 hectares) of the BFRS main tract.
In each stand, growth and yield data were obtained from plots that are being permanently monitored by BFRS staff; the plots were established prior to and maintained throughout the study period.
The company will also work closely with BFRS to help train and place many ex forces personnel within their own network in order to meet the growing demand for commercial drivers.
Gethin Roberts, managing director of Drivers Direct, said: "The BFRS is a brilliant organisation and we're proud to be able to support such a worthwhile service.
BFRS is a not-forprofit Community Interest Company, working solely for the armed forces community.
Created and operated by former forces personnel, BFRS has first-hand experience of re-joining civilian life and works to champion the skills, qualities and expertise possessed by those in the forces community.
is also pushing it - there are other things in the pipeline and it's going well.
is a non-profit company working for the sole benefit of the Armed Forces community.
Low interest loans will help finance BFRS
construction as well at a total estimated cost of $5.