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National Trust, Brecon Beacons

An existing converted barn providing accommodation for National Trust volunteers was upgraded through the replacement of an existing oil system with a fully automated Biotech 25kW wood pellet boiler linked to a 700litre buffer tank. The pellet store was constructed by the National Trust to a design agreed with Biofutures.

The extraction system specified is known as a “Mole”.  This maximises storage capacity in a relatively small footprint as no sloping floors are required. Pellets are conveyed from the pellet store by hoses before being deposited within the boiler storage tank.  Replacing the oil system has zeroed carbon emissions, reduced running costs and generated income through the Renewable Heat Incentive.