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Newly accredited biomass project at Carlshead farm

December 20th, 2013 | 5:46 pm

On the 13th of December, the CO2Sense team took a trip to see the newly RHI accredited biomass installation at Carlshead Farm in West Yorkshire. Upon arrival, we were met by the man behind the project, and proprietor of Carlshead Farm, Gareth Gaunt. Carlshead Farm is home to a number of small to medium size businesses who are all based at the business centre. The Farm also hosts an adult care centre and works with a number of young people to equip them with important vocational skills. 

The 180kW boiler takes locally chipped willow and larch, burning it in the boiler to deliver heat to a number of onsite residential properties and the Carlshead business centre, a vital hub for the local business community. Though operating for only a short period of time, the boiler had been working superbly and had received positive comments from all the building tenants.

The installation of the boiler has helped the farm and the business centre benefit from an additional income stream and hedge against rising fuel costs, particularly as some of the properties were previously heated by oil.

The £34,000 investment from CO2Sense was provided to contribute to the costs associated with the biomass boiler. The investment will be repaid from the RHI received from the installation over the next 3 years. 

The above image shows the boiler. The images below, from left to right, show the lobby of the buisness centre and the wood chip used to fuel the boiler 

lobbyLarch wood chip stock pile

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