Indusvent were commissioned to design, supply and install a complete turnkey project which included a dust extraction and filtration system for production machinery, a sealed chipboard dust and chips transportation system, a 300m3 storage silo with hydraulic moving floor discharge, shredding of chipboard off-cuts and burning of the collected material to provide hot water and heating for both office and factory heating.
Compliance with strict environmental conditions relating to emissions to atmosphere and the factory being located in a noise sensitive area close to residential housing was also a requirement of the planning application.
The facility, which was officially opened by Dr Asli Tamer Vestlund, will treat the 2,350 tonnes of extracted chipboard dust and residual off-cuts generated by the process, the majority of which was previously sent to landfill.
Paul Markey and Dr Asli Tamer Vestlund mark the opening of the facility
The biomass facility will create enough heating and hot water to meet the needs of the Markey Group’s 8.5 acre site at Hardwicke, Gloucestershire.Since installing the facility the Markey Group has said it has also been able to remove its mains gas supply, which the company anticipates will result in carbon emission savings of more than 1,020 tonnes a year.