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Significant works took place across the Eaton Estate to install a biomass boiler which will provide heat to homes and offices.
As part of our efforts towards becoming net zero carbon, 27 ageing and inefficient boilers were replaced, saving an estimated 460 tonnes of CO2 each year. The biomass boiler is fuelled with low-grade timber from our sustainably managed forestry activities.
This latest scheme is complemented by five existing biomass schemes we manage in the villages of Aldford and Eccleston which provide hot water and heat to a further 27 local properties.
While burning biomass still releases CO2, a greenhouse gas, the wood we use as fuel captures the same amount of CO2 which is released through energy production as the trees grow, making biomass a carbon-neutral energy source.