Beuchte Energy Village-A district heating system was established in the small village of Beuchte in 2008. The heat is produced in two 250 kW furnaces using woodchips which are produced from local SRP poplar by a local farmer. The first SRPs were established in 2009. Today more than 30 hectares of SRP are grown within a 10km radius of the village. Currently, […]
Umberleigh Barton Farm-Umberleigh Barton Farm is a working mixed farm situated in North Devon. The owners of the farm business have installed a biomass boiler to supply space and water heating to the various buildings on site. As a result the farm is no longer dependent on the fluctuating costs of heating oil. The Umberleigh Barton Farm complex consists of six residential […]
Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow self supply at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary-This case study provides details of how to properly grow and use short rotation coppice (SRC) woodchip in a medium scale district heating scheme. Gurteen Agricultural College grows 30 hectares of SRC and dries the woodchip produced before it is used to fuel 2 x 300 kilowatt biomass boilers. This project has followed best practice […]
Tredethick Farm Cottages-Tredethick Farm Cottages located in Lostwithiel, Cornwall is using miscanthus grass as a fuel to provide district heating to 8 holiday lets, a farmhouse and a swimming pool. Crops for Energy was commissioned by the farm owner/proprietor Tim Reed to assist in the initial feasibility study and subsequent management of the project.
Folly Farm-Folly Farm is a learning centre based near Chew Valley Lake which is owned and managed by the Avon Wildlife Trust. The farmhouse and outbuildings date from the late 17th to early 20th century and underwent a complete redevelopment between 2006 and 2008. The chosen biomass system was a 150 kW Greentec wood pellet boiler […]
Wills Barn, Yeo Valley Organic-This case study provides details of a domestic scale biomass boiler in a low energy building used for educational visits, training and conferences. Wills Barn, which is owned by Yeo Valley Organic, is a 250 year old limestone building that was renovated between 2006 and 2008. It is not connected to the national grid or […]
Fernhill Farm-Fernhill Farm is an ambitious renovation of a derelict 17th century farmhouse and farm buildings linked by a mini district heating scheme. The biomass boiler installed is a 70 kilowatt Froling log boiler which requires 23 tonnes of woodfuel per year. The boiler was installed before the Renewable Heat Incentive was launched. This case study was […]
Another feather in your cap as we were indeed told last week of our success. Sounded like very strong competition too! Thanks very much for your help on this one.
Paul BarkerEnergy Management Officer, Bristol City Council
Thanks for delivering an interesting course last week. I found it interesting in terms of the material provided and the method of delivery. The time flew which is a good sign! Well done
Barry CaslinBioenergy Specialist, Teagasc Crops Research Centre
Today I got around to reading all your reports and trying both the woodfuel production and utilisation templates. I must say that they are brilliant. The instructions are concise and logical and all the input fields worked for me and generated sensible outputs. Many thanks for your high quality work.
Simon BatesTamar Valley AONB
Congratulations Kevin! This is a great bit of work – most useful for us and the rest of the bioenergy working group, not to mention the industry itself. You’ve done us proud.
Tom MunroCountryside Officer, Dorset AONB
Thank you both for a pleasant and informative day, which was well organised and professionally presented. Good to see it done so well, great location too.
Thank you very much for this very comprehensive piece of work. The paper is clear and the supporting document is very detailed and relevant
Jean-Marc JossartSecretary General of the European Biomass Association
Thank you for spending time with us and being so patient. You gave us lots to think about and we have already implemented some of your ideas
Sara CrossGoldhill Organic Farm
Excellent – A very well written article which I am sure will generate interest.
David CollinsRenewable Energy Association
It was fascinating to hear about the journey you’ve been on with the SFR – an effort of willpower and perseverance that is a testament to the dedication Crops for Energy and FEC-Energy have shown to the industry for many years.
Neil Harrison, Director Re:Heat
I’ve finally had confirmation that my boiler has been accredited for RHI. Many thanks for your work in making this happen. If this is what you have to deal with on a daily basis then you are a very patient man. Thanks again.
Andrew Curtis, Bradleigh House
Both this and the draft report are excellent bits of work and exactly what I was hoping for. This second summary on issues with fuel is very useful and thought provoking
Gary RussProcurement and Risk Manager, South Somerset District Council
Thank you for sending your position paper. This is exactly what we need as a support for lobbying purposes – concrete examples with concrete figures.
Edita VagonyteEuropean Affairs Manager of AEBIOM
I had actually been looking into this for several years – 3 or 4 years but the more research I did the more confused, I became so seven months ago I brought in Kevin Lindegaard of Crops for Energy to help me make the decision which made it all very clear because we looked at the pros and cons of every option and eventually we came up with the one which sounded the best.
Tim ReedTredethick Farm Cottages
Congratulations! This is a mighty piece of work – a highly professional publication and a very valuable tool for the willow biomass industry both in Ireland and further afield. Well done!