Biomass heat fuels circular economy for the Nuneaton Roof Truss

21st July 2020

A renewable heat solution will create a sustainable circular economy for the Nuneaton Roof Truss.

AMP Clean Energy has funded and developed an on-site biomass heat installation which will help convert waste wood into wood chip to heat the businesses’ factory and offices.

 

Excess waste wood is used by AMP Clean Energy to fuel another nearby biomass heat project. In exchange for the virgin wood, Nuneaton Roof Truss will benefit from free heat. The company will also save £1,000 a week from not having to dispose of around 1,700 tonnes of waste wood themselves every year.

 

The deal has been set up under a long-term energy supply agreement. AMP Clean Energy has funded the 480kW biomass installation and Nuneaton Roof Truss is financing  the shredder and conveyor system to turn the waste wood into re-usable wood chip fuel for the biomass boiler.  Nuneaton Roof Truss has also been given a grant from Warwickshire County Council’s Growth Fund, which covers around 40% of their infrastructure costs.

 

Stefan Tobolik, Operations Manager at Nuneaton Roof Truss, which manufacture and supply roof trusses and joints, said:  “Without the funding from AMP Clean Energy we simply couldn’t have got this project off the ground. We’re also extremely grateful to Warwickshire County Council for their grant. This is a win-win for our business. In addition to benefiting from free heat, we can now re-use our waste wood, which would have otherwise cost the business to dispose of. We are also growing as a business and able to show our customers that we are doing this in a sustainable way.”

 

Stuart Reid, Managing Director (Projects) at AMP Clean Energy, said: “This is a great example of how we can work with a business to help create a circular economy. It also showcases the huge sustainability benefits of using waste wood for heat.”