There are over 70 industrial or commercial wood fuelled boilers using either wood pellets or chips in the South East. They have been installed in a wide range of situations including; office blocks, prisons, factories, care homes, schools, colleges, farms, visitors centres and even two castles (Hever and Scotney). The region also has one of the largest wood fuelled combined heat and power stations in the country, Slough Heat and Power.
The following case studies show a few examples of some of these installations.
Regional Case Studies
Green community college is a winner. Read about the award winning Beacon Community Colleges [pdf:526kb] biomass boiler.
Eco-centre with over 75,000 visitors a year, The Living Rainforest [pdf: 663kb] shows how to Green the Greenhouse.
With 25 years of experience in heating with wood, the West Dean Estate [pdf:578kb] has a strong woodfuel track record.
Council offices become an exemplar of sustainability. Maidstone Borough Council [pdf:532kb] chose a green energy scheme for its new offices.
Self sufficient in heating fuel: reducing costs and carbon footprints. Sustainable buildings at the Chilterns Woodland Burial Park are heated with woodland management arisings produced at the park.
See the location of many of the biomass boilers in the South East of England on this Googlemap