Organic Dairy Farm - Energy Solutions
An organic dairy farm and environmental education charity located in South East England. At the center of the farm is a Grade II listed manor house dating from the 17th Century. The Trust who ran the farm and charity expressed a wish to reduce their carbon footprint and were keen developing renewable energy projects as a way of doing this.
A biomass feasibility study was conducted resulting in a wood chip boiler being specified to heat the manor house. The Trust were advised on the sizing, design, layout, fuel store and procurement including establishing local fuel supplies. Grant funding was identified and secured to enable the installation to take place. The Trust initially purchased wood chip from another local farmer but after further research, were able to develop their own supply by adjusting the management of their own woodland. They also review solar PV as an option, but this wasn’t viable at this time.