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BSW Timber takes up RHI biomass subsidy

Timber supplier BSW Timber has installed the UK’s largest biomass hot water boiler plant at its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys.

BSW Timber takes up RHI biomass subsidy

The company aims to improve its coffers by more than £700,000 a year, thanks to both saving on oil costs and the lucrative RHI payments.

The plant consists of two 3 megawatt biomass boilers. By transferring their heat production to a six MW wood-chip boiler and using co-products as fuel, BSW will offset the annual consumption of up to one million litres of oil per year – and remove 280 lorries from the local roads.

The Newbridge mill produces sawn timber products from UK-sourced softwood, much which is dried in on-site in kilns. The kilns were previously heated by oil boilers and the co-products from the sawmilling processes – including wood chips and bark – were sold and removed from site by road transport.

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