Cranfield University Biomass Boiler Workshop and Tour

Cranfield Univeristy Biomass BoilerCranfield University is celebrating a successful heating season operating its new biomass boiler by hosting an event with a workshop and tour on the 20th April. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about this project with presentations from Cranfield staff, Flogas Renewables, supplier and installer of the boiler, and LC Energy who provide the fuel. There will be a chance to see the Compte boiler in operation and also view a delivery of wood chip to the top unloader fuel store.

About Cranfields’ Biomass Boiler

The new Biomass Boiler was delivered to Cranfield campus at the beginning of November 2014. The boiler, which is exclusively fuelled by woodchip, has a 960 kW thermal output and was manufactured by Compte in France. Following successful tests in the spring of 2015, the boiler is now coming to the end of its first full season of operation.


Venue: CMRI Gallery – B38, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL. Please visit the Cranfield University website for more information, link below.

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Event programme

09:30 – Registration

10:00 – Welcome – John Street, Director of Facilities – Cranfield University

10:10 – Introduction: The reasons for installing a Biomass Boiler

10:40 – The Specification: Guidance on the things to look out for when selecting a biomass system and the fuel

11:10 – The Equipment: Features of the equipment installed – Greg Hilton, FloGas

11:40 – The Fuel: Biomass fuel and logisitics – Mark Lebus, LC Energy

12:10 – Local Community: Biomass heating, how it can help forestry development – James Russel, Marston Vale Community Forest

12:40 – Lunch

13:30 – Tour of the Biomass Boiler room: View the boiler in operation, delivery of fuel and the operation of the fuel store.  Opportunity to meet the suppliers and talk to others involved in the project
15.30 – Close

For more information and to register for the event please visit the Cranfield University website.

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