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Enerpower install a 160 kW Austrian Wood Chip Boiler at Charles River Laboratories in Ballina

8 March 2018

GILLES Wood Chip Boiler provides heating and hot water for the site

Enerpower have installed a 160KW wood chip boiler in Ballina, Co. Mayo at the Charles River Laboratories.  The 160KW GILLES HPK-RA wood chip boiler will provide space heating and hot water for the site, ensuring that Charles River are off setting 100 tonnes of C02 per-annum by using biomass and displacing oil usage.

Charles River are passionate about the role that they play in improving the quality of people's live, and are focused on ensuring that 10% of their European operations will be powered by renewable energy in 2018. 

Enerpower are the main agent in Ireland for GILLES Boilers . The boilers which are 93% efficient can be fed automatically which means less hassle and less mess.  All augers have solid steel shafts to prevent breaking making the GILLES wood chip boilers supplied by Enerpower extremely durable with a product life of over 20 years.

GILLES wood chip boilers can use wood pellets, willow chips or miscanthus in chipped or pelleted form. They can also burn oats, straw, hay, sawdust and waste wood products in certain cases.  More information on the wood chip boiler is available here.


Owen Power, Enerpower Total Energy Solutions, T: +353 (0) 51 364054