Glen Wyvis Distillery - Installation of Steam Biomass Boiler.

Glen Wyvis Distilllery

Glen Wyvis Distillery

Installation of Steam Biomass Boiler

In April 2016, the Glen Wyvis founders launched the biggest-ever community crowd-funding campaign in UK history. Following the detailed planning, design and costing phase, the construction of the Glen Wyvis Distillery commenced in January 2017.

Reason for Opting for Steam Biomass

The Founders of the project were clear from the outset that the Distillery should create benefit for the local community and local businesses and that the Distillery should operate entirely on renewable energy. The Distillery generates electricity on site by a wind turbine and solar PV, and the process heat is provided by a steam biomass boiler. With an expertise in renewable energy, R&I Cruden were appointed to oversee the installation of the steam biomass boiler.

The Solution

R&I Cruden provided a full design and build service for the project including heating, plumbing, and ventilation and, most importantly, the renewable technologies. After thoroughly researching the market, a Binder 550kW Steam Boiler chosen for installation by R&I Cruden. Throughout the project R&I Cruden worked in co-operation with Binder to ensure that all mechanical requirements were achieved.

The Result

With an annual biomass fuel cost is approximately £16,000 less than comparison to the cost of fueling an equivalent oil system. Furthermore, with annual RHI payments Glen Wyvis Distillery receive a 6-year payback on the total steam boiler project



Key Facts

Fuel Consumption

£16,000 saving compared to oil

Estimated C02 Saving

Average Project Cost

RHI Approved (Payback over 20 years)

Project Payback Period

6 years

Total Payback (including fuel saving based on price of buying in wood chip

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

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