Wood Pellet Case Studies

Wood pellet systems in action

  • Woodfuel in the drinks industry: Tomatin Distillery

    The Scottish Whisky industry is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable fuels. A shift from heavy fuel oil to biomass is seen as critical to achieving these objectives. This case study looks at how Tomatin Distillery has installed a wood pellet-fuelled steam boiler for use in its production process.

  • Sky TV, Livingston

    As part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, Sky commissioned the design of a solution for its Livingston contact centre which would help it reach its 2020 sustainability targets.

  • Tullynessle & Forbes Community Hall

    The hall’s previous heating system was expensive to run and operated on demand. Consequently, it was only turned on when absolutely needed, leaving the hall temperature very low and uncomfortable for users. The new wood pellet system provides constant background heating, making the hall a much more comfortable space with greatly increased community and local business usage.

  • Cloudhouse Cafe and Gallery

    Café and exhibition space located in an off-gas grid area. The new owners were looking for a sustainable, economical heating system for the previously unused and unheated building. Woodfuel was considered the most suitable option given the geographic location and interior space. The wood pellet boiler is now an attractive feature in the main café area and runs hot water and under floor heating.

  • Isle of Eriska Hotel pellet boiler

    This case study by ALIEnergy looks at the reasons why the Isle of Eriska Hotel, situated on its own island in Argyll, converted to woodfuel for heating the rooms and its swimming pool.