Biomass Energy Co-operative wins first contract
May 22, 2012
A new renewable energy co-operative has secured its first contract, with a deal to install a biomass boiler at a church and social club on Merseyside.
The Bury-based Biomass Energy Co-operative was founded by Grant Miller, Chris O’Connor and Ricky Davies with support from The Co-operative Group’s enterprise hub, which supports the creation and growth of sustainable member-owned enterprises.
Over the next 20 years the £45,000 investment by St Saviours Church in Great Sutton is projected to cover installation and fuel costs and generate a surplus income of more than £130,000. The biomass boiler will burn locally-sourced wood shavings and pellets.
It will reduce the church’s forecast CO2 emissions by more than 580 tonnes in the same period.
Biomass Energy Cooperative supplies and installs heating systems to commercial buildings, community buildings and domestic properties across the north west.