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Alnwick biomass energy firm powers ahead on back of strong growth

CaptureContracts to supply renewable heating technology to a National Trust property and a care home have helped power growth at a Northumberland biomass energy specialist.

Alnwick-based re:heat, a leading innovator in the field of biomass technologies and systems, and currently employing six people at its Cawledge Business Park site, has reported a turnover in excess of £3.8m for 2015.

It also predicts a 50% increase in the volume of consultancy work that will be undertaken in the coming 12 months as it moves to meet demand for its expertise from regional and national partners.

These include National Trust property Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire, Wykeham Abbey and leisure centres operated by Boston Borough Council.

The firm has also recently completed work to design and supply new energy efficient heating technology at Rosehill Residential Home in Cumbria.

re:heat was founded by directors Neil Harrison and Ben Tansey in 2011 to assist businesses of all sizes convert from fossil fuels to sustainable, low carbon biomass heating systems.

The firm helps customers with purchasing biomass boilers, designing systems, fuel supply logistics and material handling, fault-finding and problem resolution. Specialist consultancy and training services are also available.

Success is being driven by increasing demand for larger systems, which provide increased capacity and energy saving efficiencies for customers.

Plans to grow this part of the operation are an integral part of the company’s overall expansion plans and recruitment drive over the next 12 months – a move that will see additional biomass heating experts join the team.

The firm has benefited from projects involving the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which provides financial incentives for users to switch from carbon-based heating systems to renewable alternatives such as biomass.

This enables organisations and individuals to take advantage of renewable heating technology with a guaranteed return on investment within a generation.

Neil Harrison said that success is built on specialising in key markets where an in-depth understanding of the issues and specialist technology has paid dividends.

He added: “We are dedicated specialists, committed to building long term relationships in a sector where there’s a general lack of expertise and a growing demand for the specific advantages renewable heating sources provide.

“We are supporting businesses through the RHI scheme, helping them to unlock the potential of the latest biomass energy technologies. This can support growth and expansion through the provision of reliable, low cost and sustainable energy.

“We are now well placed to expand both the business and scope of services we offer to secure our targets, further cementing our reputation for innovation and added value solutions this year and beyond.”

re:heat has also recently completed major impact studies for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and has supported Argyll & Bute and Aberdeen City Councils since their establishment. More at www.reheat.uk.com

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