Biomass Silo Systems were contracted to design and install a silo and fuel loading system for a new wood chip boiler installation at one of their plants in Manchester providing heat and hot water to their offices, canteen, and air handling units.
Coghlan’s Artisan Bakery is an award-winning supplier of bread and pastries to some of Ireland's and the UK's top chefs and supermarkets. As a member of Bord Bia’s origin green sustainability programme they decided to replace their fossil fuel boiler with a biomass boiler which they would use locally produced wood pellets to provide heat to their baking ovens.
Beckman Coulter is an American medical device manufacturer located in the Mid-West of Ireland. During the recent expansion of their facility, they employed a local company ‘Enerpower’ to install a 550kw multi-fuel wood boiler capable of running on both wood chip and wood pellet which would provide heating to the new 6,700 square meter building.
Entrade are an innovative German company who supply boilers capable of providing heating / cooling and electricity from biomass and other waste streams. These containerised systems can be shipped anywhere in the world and combined together to create a fully renewable micro-grid which can help provide thermal energy and power to everyone from businesses to off grid communities in the developing world.
B&Q's Northern Distribution Centre in the UK is an 865,000 square foot building built on a 87 acre site which has achieved a top level BREEAM building rating. Biomass Silo Systems designed and installed the silo and fuel loading system to feed the biomass boiler which provides heat and hot water to the offices, canteen and air handling units. The boiler was specially designed to run off waste wood which is generated by shredding pallets on site that previously would have gone to landfill.
The heater, pellet silo and feed system were all installed by Polypoles, a local installer in the Bordeaux area and all of the fuel for the boilers is sourced from the local forests in Aquitane, helping to promote the Eco Parks sustainable image as well as saving them around €14,000 a year on the heating bill.
Biomass Silo Systems, Installed and commissioned this over two days and a follow up call a couple of months later revealed that the system had been running without issue since we left with a noticeable improvement in boiler efficiency and frequency of maintenance.
The pellet boilers, fuel store and feed system were all installed by Compact Appliances of Sackville, New Brunswick and have allowed for the precise control of temperature within the growing tunnels as well as large savings on fuel costs in comparison with oil. Approximately one year after the installation, the facility released its first crop of plantlets and it has now become critically important to the provinces agricultural industry.
A true success story in self-sufficiency, Devonshire Living can now boast of being able to use 100% of the waste from their manufacturing processes to heat their factory units and drying rooms as well as getting repayments on their investment through the renewable heat incentive.