Lovat Arms Hotel
- Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
- Woodfuel usage: central heating and hot water for hotel
Lovat Arms is a landmark Victorian hotel, refurbished to a high standard with 29 modern bedrooms.
As part of the upgrade, the hotel has switched to renewable energy, with an environmentally-friendly wood fuel boiler providing the central heating and hot water. This modern and efficient system uses locally-supplied wood chips and has substantially reduced heating costs.
The supplier tips the wood chips into a purpose built 10 tonne underground fuel store. Delivery is quick and efficient with minimal disturbance at the site.
The woodfuel is fed directly from the pit to the boiler by a series of augers.
Facts and figures
Note: figures are approximate
|Boiler manufacturer/model||Fröling Turbomatic|
|Fuel type||Wood chips|
|Fuel specification||Moisture content: <30% (M30)|
|Delivery, storage and handling||Chips are tipped into a underground fuel store, and fed to the boiler by a series of augers|
|Store capacity||10 tonnes (115 m3)|
|Back-up/top-up system||Accumulator tanks (2 x 1800 litres)|
|Fuel consumption and savings|
|Annual woodfuel use||200 tonnes|
|Annual CO2 savings||271 tonnes|
|Funding source||Highlands and Islands Enterprise (Inverness & East Highland), European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Forestry Commission Scotland|