The team at Wood Waste Technology has been busy installing new biomass hot water boiler systems, to help companies maximise the returns available from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

One of the boilers has been installed into Bill Cleyndert & Company, a leading manufacturer of exquisite bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery based in Fakenham, Norfolk.

Bill Cleyndert & Company wanted to reduce waste disposal costs and save money on the oil and propane that was being used to heat the factory. By investing in a biomass boiler, the waste wood from production could be burned to create free heating for the factory, and heating and hot water for the office areas.

Wood Waste Technology was the chosen supplier, due to the company’s excellent reputation and sophisticated product engineering. Its new biomass water boiler has been declared fully compliant with the RHI scheme without the need for additional flue gas filtration equipment or ceramic filters, significantly reducing the investment and on-going maintenance costs of a RHI compliant boiler. 

The boiler has also been tested with some of the most difficult and pollutant fuel waste, including melamine faced chipboard and MDF, and in every test, the boiler has stayed within the stringent RHI emission regulations for both NOx and particulate.

The boilers can also operate in clean air zones under the Clean Air Act, meaning the water boilers now meet the two highest standards in emissions regulations and are able to be used in even the sternest of jurisdictions in the UK.

The team at Wood Waste Technology was able to set up the new boiler to integrate with the current office heating system using a plate heat exchanger.

At the same time, the engineers also installed a new extraction system to improve the ventilation in the factory, plus a Gross Apparatebau GmbH shredder to shred the wood off-cuts.

Instead of using a traditional air transfer system, the team at Wood Waste Technology installed a conveyor to provide a quieter, more energy efficient solution.

The boiler was installed into a dedicated boiler-house next to the 28,000 sq ft factory, and uses six strategically placed 50W air-handling units to distribute the warm air from the boiler to where it’s needed, to keep the 55 workers warm whilst working.

Director, Mandi Cleyndert said: “We did thorough research before ordering the new system and estimate that we should be able to reduce our waste disposal costs by around 75% a year, whilst saving money on heating and hot water. We can even utilise the sawdust that accumulates from production, as it simply gets fed into the boiler to burn.”

The Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) offers substantial financial benefits to companies who invest in new biomass technology, for example, the scheme could be worth around £20,000-£25,000 on average a year to a company fitting a WW199 boiler, and runs for 20 years once accredited.  

Wood Waste Technology’s boilers have been designed and tested to BSEN303-5-2012, the highest standard for efficiency and emissions, allowing customers to maximise the return from the RHI scheme by getting more money from every kilogram of fuel burnt.

Managing director of Wood Waste Technology, Kurt Cockroft, says: “The value of RHI payments is regularly reviewed, so companies thinking about biomass technology should find out more as soon as possible. For example, at the end of December 2014 the payment level dropped by 10%.”

Wood Waste Technology’s years of expertise in woodwaste solutions have helped many companies reduce its waste disposal and heating costs.  As well as offering site survey, design, manufacture, installation and on-going maintenance for new units, the company also services all types of wood waste heaters and supplies genuine spares up to 60% cheaper than other suppliers.

In addition, Wood Waste Technology is the UK official distributor for Gross Apparatebau GmbH, a German manufacturer of dependable, precision engineered shredders and briquetters, available in various size and specifications to suit all business applications.