Biomass energy project officially opens at UK-based University of Northampton
- Aug 4, 2017 8:09 pm GMTAug 4, 2017 11:00 pm GMT
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A 6.5 million (7.6 million) biomass energy project has officially opened at the
The 6.5m project has seen Vital Energi work closely with the Universitys project management team at Mace to deliver a 1MW biomass-powered energy centre following the completion of the 1.6km district heating network which will distribute the heat and hot water to 16 buildings around the campus.
The energy centre features an LED screen on the flue shaft which has been incorporated to enhance the visual architecture of the building.
The biomass scheme has been designed to produce less emissions than traditional systems and will lower carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes initially. When the combined heat and power engine is scheduled to be added, this will increase to 2,200 tonnes per year which is the equivalent of taking 431 cars off the road annually.
In addition to the biomass boiler, the energy centre contains three 4MW gas fired boilers and a 120m3 thermal store.