Rural Energy shows off police project

Rural Energy is has secured a deal to provide two biomass boiler systems for Thames Valley Police.

The self-enclosed 199kW Heat Pods will help reduce carbon emissions and energy costs at the force’s headquarters at Kidlington in Oxfordshire.

The £145,000 project, to provide heating for the training complex, is due to save around £9,000 in fuel bills and cut CO2 emissions by at least 64 tonnes a year.

Leicestershire-based Rural Energy is also giving other prospective customers an opportunity to find out more about biomass, during an open week which will allow them to see the Thames Valley project build for themselves.

During the open week, from Monday August 12 to Friday 16, Rural Energy’s base at Burrough Court, Melton Mowbray, will be open between 10am and 4pm. Visitors will be given a guided tour and refreshments, as well as a pack containing case studies and technical specifications. For more details and to register for the open week, contact or call 0203 056 0881.

The open week will be preceeded by a Heat Pod and Heat Hub webinar hosted by Rural Energy Business Development Manager Alex Pickering, from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday August 01. To register for the event, go to

The Heat Pod is an ‘all-in-one’ development which houses a biomass boiler plant room, piping and the fuel store in one self-contained structure. This design can house Herz boilers up to 995kW in size and has been conceived specifically to meet the needs of those with limited space for an existing or a purpose-built plant room and fuel store. The rectangular packages are available in three footprint sizes: 27.2m2, 38m2 or 48m2, delivered as one pod to site and craned into position as required.

Paul Clark, managing director of Rural Energy, said:  “We are delighted to be providing two Heat Pods to Thames Valley Police headquarters.

“We are confident that the open week will be both informative and insightful, and it will give a unique opportunity for people to ask questions and gain information whilst watching a project being constructed.

“It will give a clearer understanding of the technology and how it is implemented, as well as what to consider when designing a project.

“Our aim is to give consultants, construction specialists and all those interested in biomass heating a valuable insight into biomass and what it can deliver for them.”