Cleanearth have just completed a 2×200 kW biomass installation at Mr Heards Poultry Farm in North Cornwall.
Cleanearth are forging a reputation amongst poultry farmers for their biomass installations as more and more farmers are seeing the benefits of biomass heating systems in the rearing of poultry.
As well as allowing considerable savings on fuel bills compared with fossil fuels, burning organic matter such as wood chip, wood pellets, logs or miscanthus in biomass boilers, helps to raise healthier stock.
This is because the heat produced is dryer than that produced by fossil fuels, leaving less residual moisture in the air, resulting in drier waste and a more temperature controlled environment.
This type of system is also ideal for heating multiple buildings such as nearby farmhouses, cottages, offices and workshops. The biomass boiler provides what is known as district heating whereby a single boiler provides heat to all the buildings whilst allowing actual usage within each to be separately controlled and measured.
This is typified in a recently completed installation carried out for Mr Heard at his poultry farm near Bude. 2×200 Kw boilers have been installed in a new plant room built by Mr Heard.
This will provide heat to 5 chicken sheds, a workshop as well the Heards home on the farm. A system like this can pay for itself in as little as five years thanks to the combination of the fuel savings that will be made and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
This project brings the total of Cleanearth Biomass installations to just over 2mW worth during the current quarter, which is testament to the reputation we are building in this and indeed other renewable sectors.