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Distillery to benefit from new biomass boiler in Scotland

A new biomass boiler has been installed in Wick, Scotland as part of its district heating scheme.

The 3.5MW steam boiler, installed and operated by Ignis Biomass, forms part of an initial £2.5 million (€2.8 million) investment into the scheme. A local whiskey distillery will also benefit from the steam produced too, allowing it to move away from fossil fuel use.

‘The district heating scheme currently supplies nearly 200 homes with renewable energy,’ says Ignis Biomass director Craig Ibbetson. ‘Our agreement to supply steam to Pulteney Distillery is a major part of the development plan that will allow us to expand the coverage of the scheme during 2013.’

Ibbetson adds that the Wick scheme is based on a model of Scottish government policy in regard to localised energy generation and efficient use of biomass resources.