We operate a Mawera biomass boiler at our Aboyne sawmill to heat our kilns which is fuelled by sawmill co-products and offcuts. This investment has reduced carbon emissions by 2,800 tonnes per annum through the substitution of a staggering one million litres of gas oil.
At our Lockerbie site, we collaborated with E.ON to build a dedicated pipeline to pump hot water off their 44MW boiler. This innovatiove solution heats the bank of 16 kilns on site, reducing carbon emissions by more than 8000 tonnes per annum, via the substitution of approximately 3 million litres of gas oil.
The Group also has long term contracts to supply sawmill co-products to biomass power plant operators such as Stevens Croft, CoRDe Rothes and Iggesund Workington.
By using biomass heat at our Aboyne and Lockerbie sites we save 10,800 tonnes of CO2 each year