At each BFRS slash pile, an excavator was used to transfer the waste material into a horizontal grinder (fig.
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.
The BFRS was set up in 2009 to help service men and women make the transition from military to the civilian world.
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.
is a not-forprofit Community Interest Company, working solely for the armed 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.
Hannah Reynolds, marketing director from the BFRS
, said: "The military develops skilled and committed people who have the right 'can do' attitude that will make them valuable members of the workforce.