Guide dog charity to showcase biomass benefits

Rural Energy is organising a ‘talk and tour’ session on September 29th to highlight the benefits that biomass is bringing to the National Breeding Centre for charity Guide Dogs UK.

Rural Energy installed a 500kW Herz BioMatic boiler at the Warwickshire facility three years ago. The system heats the centre which has bred almost 5,000 guide dog puppies.

Utilising biomass is estimated to have saved the charity £72,000 over the past three years compared to oil, whilst saving 226 tonnes of greenhouse gases per annum.

The free event, which gets underway at 10am, includes a tour of the facilities and talks by Rural Energy biomass specialist Phil Hunt, wood supplier Howard Towns of Forest Fuels and NBC facilities manager Mark Hyatt.

Phil Hunt said: “The system we installed at Guide Dogs UK’s National Breeding Centre is a great example of the benefits of biomass technology.

“That’s why we’ve organised this tour to show other organisations, charities and businesses what the technology can deliver for them.

“It’s a great opportunity for consultants, facilities managers, carbon reduction professionals, construction experts, charities and businesses to see first-hand how biomass works.”