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Event to showcase biomass benefits for businesses

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The library building at Cranfield University: The event will include a tour of the campus’s biomass system.

Businesses and organisations interested to hear how biomass could reduce their energy costs, lower their carbon emissions and help them move away from a costly dependence on fossil fuels are invited to attend a free event at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire on Wednesday 16 March (10am – 2pm).
A number of industry specialists will be on hand to explain how biomass can benefit high energy users, and why there’s never been a better time to invest. Attendees will also be given the chance to meet with the experts individually at a series of 1-2-1 advice clinics. These will be held before and after the main event (8-10am & 2.30-6pm) and provide a unique chance for businesses to hear first-hand how biomass systems can be tailor-made to meet their exact requirements.

Tour of in-house system
Visitors on the day will be given a full guided tour of Cranfield University’s own biomass system in action, which was recently installed to future-proof its energy supply and help protect against long-term energy price increases. The university will be showcasing how it integrated a 950kW Flogas biomass boiler into its existing district heating system and how it’s now able to deliver 24/7 heating and hot water to 34 campus buildings – all while saving up to 500 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The event will be hosted by Flogas, a provider of turnkey biomass energy solutions and fuel supply to the non-domestic sector. “This event is actually back by popular demand,” says Greg Hilton, Head of Renewables at Flogas. “We had such a strong response the first time round that we’re now planning to host a series of events at various working biomass sites throughout the coming year. High energy users up and down the country, across a wide range of industries, are increasingly interested to see and hear how biomass can cut costs and carbon while delivering true energy security for the future.

RHI pledge boosts case
“The case for biomass has been enhanced further by the government’s recent spending review, which saw a £1.15bn investment pledge in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) per year by 2020/21. This means the opportunity is particularly strong for those looking for an impressive return on investment and guaranteed long term payments for the renewable heat they generate.”
To learn more, and to book your place at the event, email: biomass@flogas.co.uk or call 0800 389 0497.

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