Waste Wood Boilers Just Got Better
New technology allows grade C and even grade D waste wood to be burnt in a safe and RHI-compliant manner.
Ecotec Services Ltd’s passion for innovation and thirst for continuous development and improvement, together with Justsen and Woodco Energy’s know-how has increased the efficiency and durability of these WID boiler systems; made running, maintaining and permitting them even easier; and they’re now even capable of burning grade D.
Stuart Caley, Sales Director at Ecotec Services, who also played a fundamental role in the development of this system and previous models said “It’s like the evolution of any technology, the more experience and knowledge we gain, the more we’re able to improve and perfect a system design. Our partnership with Justsen and Woodco, combining our knowledge and experience with theirs, has enabled us to make even greater improvements.”
Gerard Crosse, Commercial Director at Woodco Energy said “We are delighted to collaborate with Ecotec Services in the distribution of our WID compliant boilers. Our shared experience and expertise in both boiler manufacturing and installation brings a compelling proposition to clients in the waste management sector.”
Ecotec Services Ltd’s experience with these systems is unsurpassed, having designed, installed and achieved permitting on multiple IED (WID) compliant Small-Scale Waste Incineration Plant (SSWIP) boiler systems across the UK.
Investors in the system will see a return on their investment within 1-2 years: by generating their own energy; eliminating all disposal costs for waste wood grades A, B, C and D; effectively turning grade C and D waste woods into a profitable commodity; and receiving additional income for 20 years via the Government-backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
“Uptake of this technology by waste management companies has, unsurprisingly, been incredibly popular... With the RHI tariffs being reviewed and decreased on a quarterly basis, this also creates a certain haste around getting these systems installed and operating as soon as possible for our customers” explained Mike Wall, Director at Ecotec Services.
The amount of heat generated by these systems is immense and can be used for drying floors to reduce waste to landfill, heating buildings and offices, even allowing them to produce their own electricity. It has also led to companies looking for new ways to best utilise any surplus heat, which has led them to new business and diversification opportunities.
Mike added “It’s important to remember that there is a difference between a WID compliant boiler and a WID compliant system. Unfortunately, there are some installers out there installing (IED) WID compliant biomass boilers, but not complete (IED) WID compliant systems and therefore the customers are risking their health and their livelihoods. The Environmental Agency are tightening up their regulations and auditing, to ensure the emissions from waste-burning sites are safe and within legal limits.”
Ecotec Services and Woodco Energy will be sharing a stand at RWM 2017 and will be found in the Energy from Waste Zone at stand number 4D60.