Wood-chip Boilers

 

In September 2010 the College installed a totally new heating system, based on two high efficiency wood chip boilers.

Willow has been planted to provide fuel for the system, but as the crop will not be harvested before January 2013, purchased wood chip is being used at present.

The pictures below show the facilities from the willow drying area to the feeding system for the boilers, and on to the boilers themselves  and the heat distribution system