Brize Norton


RAF cuts carbon footprint at Brize Norton with Remeha biomass heating systems

Installation: Remeha Gilles Biomass Boilers – 35kW/75kW/150kW/290kW

Six Remeha Gilles biomass boilers have been installed at Brize Norton, the Royal Air Force’s largest station, as part of an ongoing replacement project to convert the existing oil boilers to biomass and slash carbon emissions. The Remeha biomass heating systems, which range from the specially-made 35kW system up to the 290kW system, are delivering an annual emissions saving of 309 tonnes.

Overseeing the project is Dave Hart, Project Leader at Team Q, the building and maintenance branch of the engineering services group Turner & Company. “The biomass installations are all running smoothly and constantly with no need for gas or oil back-up,” said Mr Hart. “We have installed a total output of 775kW of biomass with an approximate consumption of 289 tonnes of pellets per year, replacing the old oil boilers which had a consumption of approximately 145,000 litres of oil. This in turn gives us a total annual emissions saving of 309 tonnes.”

The stand-alone Remeha Gilles biomass boilers represent the first phase of the replacement programme. They require no back up from gas boilers, operating smoothly in 24-hour operation in a growing number of the station’s buildings.

The first biomass installations at the station were in Building 305, the emergency response centre. This building alone would previously have emitted annual carbon emissions amounting to around 113.2 tonnes with the original oil-fired boilers in place. Since installing two Remeha Gilles 75kW biomass boilers, the RAF will effectively reduce this figure to zero.

Since its official opening in 1937, RAF Brize Norton has played an important role in providing support and relief wherever it is most needed. Now the celebrated station is leading the way on the environmental stage by taking action to reduce harmful carbon emissions by such a significant amount.

Remeha Commercial is well versed in all aspects of supplying biomass boilers, often in conjunction with its energy-efficient, low NOx commercial gas boiler ranges. With over 550 UK installations to date and an extended range of advanced technology, multi-fuel biomass boilers offering outputs from 20-550 kW and efficiencies of up to 96%, whatever your requirements, Remeha Commercial has the perfect solution to match.

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