We operate biomass plants at our Aboyne, Forres, Lockerbie, Hangingshaw, Mosstodloch and Durham sawmills to heat our kilns, which is fuelled by our site's co-products. This investment has reduced carbon emissions by 20,000 tonnes per annum.
At our Lockerbie site we collaborated with E.ON to build a dedicated system to deliver hot water from their 44MW biomass plant, which is adjacent to our site. This innovative solution heats the bank of 16 kilns on site, reducing carbon emissions by more than 8,000 tonnes per annum via the substitution of approximately three million litres of gas oil.
The Group also has long term contracts to supply sawmill co-products to biomass power plant operators such as CoRDe Rothes and Iggesund Workington.