Holiday spa installs biomass boilers


A luxury holiday spa in north Cornwall has invested £80k in two new biomass boilers for its hotel, swimming pool and spa.

Hustyns resort manager, Jamie Alexander (l), and Mi Generation sales manager, Jack Dempsey

The two 140 kW pellet boilers have been installed at Hustyns in Wadebridge by Roche-based biomass energy heating expert, Mi Generation.

It has replaced the current LPG system and, through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), will achieve payback in two and half years.

The installation will also offer an 85% saving in current LPG fuel costs, while Mi Generation has also calculated the boilers will generate Hustyns an additional £580k over the next 20 years as a result of the RHI payments.

Jamie Alexander, Hustyns resort manager, said: “We’re really pleased to have installed the new biomass boilers.

“It’s something we have been considering and now with the Renewable Heat Incentive, as well as the increasing cost of LPG, the time was right.

“There is obviously an environmental benefit, which is particularly important for us as a luxury holiday destination in Cornwall, but there is the huge impact that this will have on our bottom line.

“There was no viable reason for us to say no.”

Mi Generation estimates the boilers will generate 512,000 kWh of heat each year, while only using 156 tones of wood pellets.