Wood Chip Case Studies

Usewoodfuel has created and collated a number of wood chip boiler case studies since 2008.

  • Gilbert Properties

    A domestic district heating scheme which incorporates both biomass and solar technology, the first of its kind for the Scottish Borders. The development comprises nine domestic properties which are a mix of steading conversion and new build. The system is managed by an Energy Services Company (ESCo).

  • East Dumbartonshire Council Biomass Experience

    East Dunbartonshire Council has planned and delivered a successful multi-site biomass investment programme in the period from 2015 to 2017.

  • Albyn Housing Society district heating

    Albyn Housing Society Ltd was one of the first housing associations in Scotland to propose a sizeable woodfuel district heating system in a newly built housing estate. This has resulted in a showcase development in Aviemore North, situated within the Cairngorms National Park, which has been operational since October 2006. The scheme provides lower, more stable heating costs for its tenants and reduces carbon emissions while using sustainable woodfuel sources.

  • Whittingehame Estate: Self supply of woodfuel through farm woodland management

    Michael Brander, owner of Whittingehame Estate, wanted a more environmentally sustainable and lower cost source of heating fuel for newly renovated estate buildings. At the same time, the need to bring 300 acres of woodlands back into good order, after 50 years of neglect, presented a major financial burden.

  • Forfar Eco Park wood fuel case study

    The first example of a wood fuel district heating scheme in Angus. The Eco Park switched to woodfuel to lower heating bills and reduce carbon emissions. Heat to each unit is distributed via an underground pipe network from a centralised boiler. The heat delivered to each business is measurable and accurate, allowing individual billing. Wood chip is delivered from a chipping plant less than three miles away

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