When a farmer sets up a wood chip supply operation you can be sure there is sound business sense behind it. Based in Aberdeenshire the owners of Dalfling Farm Partnership wanted to diversify their business by converting an existing steading into offices and flats and simultaneously introduce renewable heating. At the same time they would develop their existing forestry and tree work business, Treelogic, into a wood chip operation to cater for growing regional demand.
"HWEnergy are a very progressive company, they've got some great guys on the team, great guys on the ground who know what they're doing and I'd thoroughly recommend them for an installation."
Ben Hudson, Director
The initial Frohling 55kW boiler installed in 2007 was joined by an ETA 195kW boiler in 2011 to cope with additional demand.
The owners of the Dalfling Farm Partnership were attracted to biomass back in 2007 when a government grant was made available allowing them to install renewable heating into the business centre and the houses on the farm, thereby reducing energy costs to tenants. The incentive also provided the opportunity to diversify the existing forestry and aboricultural business into the supply of seasoned wood chip.
A 55kW Frohling biomass boiler was first installed in 2007, then in 2011, as the demand for wood chip significantly increased, the owners significantly expanded their wood chip storage operation and HWEnergy installed a 195kW ETA boiler to provide sufficient heat to dry the chip for customer supply.