Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall

Biomass solution:

Leighton Hall and surrounding properties burnt a combination of oil, LPG and wood logs to meet their heat demand which had become unsustainable due to rising fossil fuel costs. Converting to biomass was the obvious solution to reduce these costs and maintain fuel security and at the same reducing their carbon foot print.

Woodheat Biomass installed 400 kW ETA Hack biomass boiler to provide heat and hot water to the Hall and 14 houses. Two 199 kW boilers on separate hydraulics where housed in a new bespoke boiler house with large chip store. The Estate is currently buying in chip but will be seasoning their own timber shortly to make further savings on fuel costs.

Fuel requirement:

200 tonnes of wood chip per annum.

Fuel Source:

Initially bought in wood chip delivered by arctic lorries with a walking floor but soon to be Estate sourced timber chipped on site. The Estate’s telescopic handler replenishes two agitator plates which deliver the chip to the boilers.

CO2 savings:

140 tonnes CO2

Financials:

70% fuel savings and 25% return on capital.