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AUSTRIAN BIOMASS BOILER PROVIDES GREEN HEAT FOR NEW UK HOSPITAL

14. April 2011

The new South Petherton Community Hospital in South Somerset has re-opened its doors after having received a complete makeover. The £18m building, on the site of the old hospital, includes a new rehabilitation unit, a mobility centre and a health and wellbeing centre.

A successful application for an £80,000 grant from the Department of Climate and Energy Change last year has enabled NHS Somerset to install a fully automated, high-efficiency boiler biomass system which will provide energy efficient heat and hot water to the hospital.

Leading the way in using ‘green’ technology and renewable energy systems, NHS Somerset’s Community Hospital Project Director, Wendy Marshfield, explained: “NHS Somerset is committed to reducing its carbon emissions very seriously and is working to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 10%.

Biomass heating solution specialists TRECO were commissioned by Crown House Technologies (Laing O’Rourke) to design and install a multi fuel biomass solution that would meet the base load heating requirements of the hospital. They chose to install the Austrian 200kW Guntamatic Powerchip boiler system, TRECO’s most popular biomass boiler.

Biomass boilers are fired with environmentally sustainable wood products to produce heat,
instead of using carbon generating fossil fuels, like coal, gas or oil. The fuel also has the
advantage of being sourced within Somerset supporting local industry.

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