Farm in Lake District converts to biomass
Glencoyne Farm in the Lake District, owned by the National Trust, now has a 24 kW biomass boiler system to replace aging oil-fired plant. It was installed by Sundog Energy and qualifies for 20 years of RHI payments.
Its installation is part of the drive by the Hodgson family, which farms Glencoyne, and the NT’s commitment to improve the environmental performance of its property portfolio.
The Palazzetti boiler uses wood pellets, which are stored in a substantial hopper. The boiler and hopper are discreetly located in the farm’s wash-house, with the flue passing through an existing chimney stack.
The boiler serves existing radiators and hot-water tanks in the Grade 2 listed 6-bedroom house, part of which dates back to 1629.
Shirley Pye of the National Trust comments, ‘This project is a prime example of the programme we are running to reduce the carbon emissions of our properties by cutting energy consumption and generating more of our heat and power from renewable sources.
‘The system will also earn quarterly payments from the RHI scheme. So, in addition to helping the environment, this project means that we will have more money to spend on conserving our precious properties and let estate.’