Hotel installs biomass boilers

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The Budock Vean has underlined its green credentials by installing biomass boilers to heat the entire hotel.

Martin Barlow and the biomass boilers
Martin Barlow and the biomass boilers

Replacing the former oil-fired system, the boilers create renewable heat from pellets made from waste wood just down the road in Redruth.

“Our new biomass boilers are a big investment for ourselves and the environment,” said the Budock Vean’s owner Martin Barlow, “And it’s great to know they’re using a completely renewable source material to heat all our facilities, instead of having to rely on fossil fuels.”

That organic source material comes in the form of pellets made from all sorts of waste wood including sawdust, off-cuts and trimmings from trees and hedgerows by Cornish firm Mi-Generation – which also installed the biomass boilers and looks after them.

The installation is backed by the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive and is guaranteed for 20 years.

The hotel is now looking at its next renewables project, to install pv solar panels to its south-facing roof.