Biomass woodchip firm calls for clarity on diseased timber

A firm producing renewable woodchip for use in biomass heating has called on the Government to make clear how restrictions on the use of diseased timber apply to businesses. If an area of woodland becomes diseased the Forestry Commission can take measures to quarantine the area, including forcing landowners to fell any infected trees. It means […]

Irish dairy plant to milk benefits of €5.5m biomass project

An Irish dairy plant has begun work on a  €5.5 million (£4.6m) biomass project. The plant at Ballaghadereen in the west of Ireland processes milk from 1,000 dairy farmers. The new biomass project will supply 15MW of steam power to the plant using woodchip from forests in the west and north west of Ireland. It […]

Waitrose powers second store with biomass

A second Waitrose store is now sourcing its power, heating and cooling from sustainable local woodchip. Energy Minister Greg Barker opened the renewable energy centre at the supermarket’s Bracknell store earlier this week. It is expected to provide the majority of the store’s energy needs and make it almost completely independent of the national grid. […]

Green Hotel of the Year unveiled

A hotel in the Lake District has been named Green Hotel of the Year. The Langdale Hotel & Spa in Cumbria took the title at the hospitality industry’s own award night. The runners-up were the Marriott Marble Arch, Jury’s Inn, Liverpool, the Park Royal in Warrington and Premier Moor Hotel and Spa in Sutton Coldfield. […]