Type of site: Outdoor Education Centre
Location:near Dorking, Surrey
The wood pellet boilers replaced an oil boiler and the new system is already achieving fuel savings. Even if gas had been installed to replace oil, the biomass system is saving over 50 tonnes of CO2 per year. Although the biomass boilers were more expensive to purchase initially (compared to gas boilers), with Renewable Heat Premium payments, it will pay back in under nine years. After 15 years of operation, the biomass system will have cost 30% less.