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Bell Ingram installs biomass boiler

Perth-based rural land management firm Bell Ingram has installed a 90kW biomass boiler at its headquarters, designed to reduce carbon emissions and cut heating costs. 

An assessment of the Perth-located building was completed by microgeneration consultant Nigel Benson and provided the catalyst for the biomass boiler installation as it highlighted the potential for reducing costs and cutting carbon emissions.

Bell Ingram used its in-house expertise to design the new system, which will reportedly heat the building using 42 tonnes of wood pellets per year.

'As our microgeneration team goes from strength to strength and we are advising more and more landowners about the benefits of alternative energy sources, there has never been a better time to practice what we preach and install our own environmentally friendly energy source,' says Graham Lumby, MD at Bell Ingram. 'Biomass is fast becoming one of the cheapest and most accessible forms of green energy, so it was the perfect option for our Perth headquarters.'

It is estimated the new biomass boiler will save Bell Ingram more than £30,000 (€36,116) on heating costs and reduce annual carbon emissions by up to 37 tonnes.

The firm is eligible to apply for support under the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which provides financial incentives based on the renewable heat produced for non-domestic purposes.

Installation of the biomass boiler is underway at Bell Ingram's Perth headquarters and is expected to be up and running by the end of the month.