In March 2012 we commenced the installation of a green energy project.
In the summer of 2011 one of our gas boilers became unserviceable and we looked to alternative sources to provide heating & hot water. At the same time we heard about a way of converting the waste food we produce into a fuel that could be burned in a biomass boiler.
It was clear that the food waste alone would not provide enough fuel for the energy demand we have so it was decided that we would co-fuel the biomass boiler with wood pellets.
As I write the Bionova digester has begun the process of converting our food waste into fuel. Our 195kW biomass burner is on-site and we are in the process of connecting the new heating source to our existing systems. We will also be running pipes to our swimming pool so that any extra energy produced can be used to heat the pool water.
12th April 2012