New Liverpool wood pellet
depot confirms investment in North West biomass operations
THE ready availability of wood pellets
for biomass boilers in the North West of England has been boosted this week with
the arrival of Forest Fuels to its new facility in Liverpool.
The Forest Fuels' Liverpool wood pellet depot at Garston is the next stage in
the company's plans to significantly increase its financial investment in the
The facility will hold a huge amount of wood pellet; nearly 10 times the amount
that it held at its previous depot. This will greatly enhance availability of
fuel; particularly for Forest Fuels long term customers; from as far north as
the Scottish borders to as far south as Staffordshire and Mid Wales.
The site also provides a boost for associated businesses in Liverpool,
supporting jobs in Forest Fuels' supply chain, which delivers sustainable,
environmentally friendly wood fuel across the UK from its local depots.
"This is another positive step forward for the sector in the North West of
England and great news for our long term customers who want to be certain that
they can get wood fuel when they need it at this crucial time of year. Our
previous facility was much smaller, and this increased capacity means we are now
able to offer improved continuity of supply." said Peter Solly, managing
director of Forest Fuels
Advanced screening means less boiler breakdowns. The 2 shed depot is dedicated
solely to wood pellets and includes a conveyor driven screening plant, resulting
in high quality clean fuel. Coupled with rigorous quality controls, the
screening facility passes all of the wood pellets along a conveyor belt and
removes dust and smaller broken pellets before being loaded onto the delivery
vehicle. "Dust and broken pellets are one of the most common causes of boiler
breakdowns and inefficiencies, so this new
system offers customers further assurance. It will mean less boiler failures,
less worry, more boiler uptime and a much cleaner working environment."
added Grant Miller.
Grant Miller is Forest Fuels' North West account manager and heads up operations
at the new Liverpool depot.
Forest Fuels' investment in the Liverpool
facility is part of its long term strategy to help biomass compete alongside
fossil fuels, by ensuring the process of ordering fuel is simple, professional
and fully automated. Now the UK's largest biomass wood fuel supplier, the
company has recently increased the number of depots it has around the UK to 44,
and is continuing to consolidate the market and develop its operations through
key acquisitions and organic growth.
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