Case Studies

Novar Farm Woodchip Dryer

Woodchip Drying System

Reason for Switching to Biomass

Novar Estate are a wood chip supplier and couldn’t keep up with the demand for wood chip at the right moisture content.

The Solution

Installed in 2014. A fully automatic 199kW wood chip boiler to provide heat to existing grain dryer via a 250kW heat exchanger and fan unit.

Boiler, buffer and fuel store located in purpose built cabin manufactured and transported to site using local companies. Arrived onsite fully fitted out and connected into floor dryer system. Use existing wood chip supplies to fuel boiler.

The Result

Fuel cost saving up to 80%.

RHI payments for 20 years , CO2 reduced.

Can now produce enough dry wood chip that can keep up with ever increasing demand.

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Key Facts

Drying Capability

Can dry over 15 tonnes of wood chip per day using less than half a ton of fuel consumption, although capacity can be doubled to meet increase in demand in the winter.

Estimated C02 Saving

87.9 Tonnes (pa)

Average Project Cost

£100 - 150,000

RHI Approved

Average payments of £39,000pa

Project Payback Period

5 years

Total Payback (NOT including fuel saving)


Financial information based on average project this size. Estimated figures not guaranteed. RHI figures at time of install.

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