Using waste to generate heat & electricity

Waste wood can be an ideal solution to cost effective fuel for your business however it is a complex arena. Legislation can be onerous and the consequences of getting it wrong can be severe.

We have worked with waste wood for many years and know how to match the correct boiler to the fuel pipeline.

These two boilers (below) were for a grower and optimised to run on Grade A waste. This is a popular level of fuel as its low moisture content with high calorific values. The equipment needed to handle it and the legislation make it a more cost effective solution that the other grades.

Fuels Grades

Grade A
Visibly ‘clean’ recycled waste wood mainly from packaging waste, scrap pallets, packing cases and cable drums, and process off-cuts from the manufacture of untreated products.

Grade B
May contain Grade A wood together with other waste wood sourced from construction and demolition activities, transfer stations, civic amenity sites and the manufacture of furniture from solid wood

Grade C
May contain the above grades of waste wood and from similar sources, but will predominantly consist of panel products such as chipboard, MDF, plywood, OSB and fibreboard.

Grade D
Is hazardous waste consisting of wood which has had copper, chrome, arsenic (CCA) preservation treatments and creosote. It can only be disposed of by incineration or hazardous waste landfill