Shipton Hall, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Biomass Solution

Currently all the properties are heated using oil and, because of the rising fossil fuel costs, the owners decided that they wanted to reduce their carbon foot print and save on energy costs at the same time. Converting to biomass as a renewable source of energy was the obvious solution.

200 kW ETA Hack wood chip boiler will now provide all the heat and hot water to the Hall, Stables Flat, Grange and Shop as part of a district heating scheme. The plant room for the biomass boiler and wood chip store will be incorporated into an existing dutch barn centrally located within the Estate complex.

Fuel Requirement

100 tonnes of wood chip G50 with a moisture content of no more than 30%

Fuel Source

The estate will buy timber in the round and season outside within close proximity of the fuel store so that the chipper can chip directly into the fuel store. The installation is designed to store at least 12 months fuel supply and the Estate will use their telescopic handler to feed the biomass boiler. By processing the seasoned timber on site will ensure a unit cost of fuel in the region of £1.6p/kW hr.; a saving of 70% on heating oil.

CO2 Savings

60 tonnes CO2

Financials

Annual fuel savings of 50% and return on capital 21%

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