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Sustainability

Biomass Boiler

This year our biomass boiler will be linked to our Wenlock and Darwin buildings, providing faster and stronger heating facilities.   

Our biomass boiler, will also be powered by wood pellets this year which will efficiently provide heating for the house. We have chosen to use wood pellets for their environmental benefits. Wood pellets release smaller amounts of harmful emissions into their environment than other fuels. The carbon dioxide that is released when the pellets are burned is easily absorbed by growing plants, so it doesn’t add to global warming. Wood pellets are a highly effective source of energy; only 1/3 of the volume of wood pellets’ compared to wood chips are required for fuel in the biomass boiler. This means that fewer pellets are needed to power the boiler; so fewer are transported, reducing carbon emissions from transport.