Wood Pellets for Business: Case Studies

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Wood Pellets


Space: 32,500 sq meters

Boiler: 1200kW Gilles boiler

Storage: 24 tonne containerised storage unit.

Annual Environmental Savings: over 280 tonnes of CO2

Ikea is committed to being an environmentally responsible company. Balcas Energy supplies their 1200kW Gilles boiler with a constant supply of wood pellets. On average IKEA uses 233 tonnes of Balcas Energy wood pellets each year. The cost of this in oil (priced at £0.60 per litre) would have equated to £68,500, saving the company £29,356 per year.

Wood Pellets


Boiler: 4MW Wood Pellet Fuelled Steam Boiler

Annual Environmental Savings: Over 4000 tonnes of CO2 (equivalent to taking 1200 family cars off the road)

Storage: Two Pellet Silos Tomatin Distillery had an ambition to make its manufacturing process more sustainable.

Balcas Energy’s experienced technical team specified, sourced planning permission and installed a solution within 8 months. Using Balcas Energy’s wood pellets to drive manufacturing and heat using steam instead of heavy oil, the distillery was able to see significant cost savings almost instantly and to enjoy a security of supply at a predictable price.

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