Category Archives: NEWS

10 Jun

Chimineers and makeshift barbeques.

With all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having as of late (Today excluded!), we should all be outside enjoying the sun with friends and food, what better way than a barbeque? Chilli Penguin sell a 2.5kw multi fuel stove called the Chilli Billie, no chimney necessary as it’s small and compact, perfect for a make shift renewable grill, it’ll last years, be easy to maintain and be much cheaper to run than the gas alternatives! And all the ash from your burns? Perfect for compost or to just sprinkle on your grass or flowerbed! Absolutely no waste at all! You could have it underneath a simple gazebo or build an enclosure! We work very closely with a wonderful builder at very reasonable prices! So if your interested in this or have any other ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us and talk to us about it!

20 May

Telegraph May 2016

Lovely article from The Telegraph, having a multi fuel stove in your house can increase the value! Definitely food for thought if you’re making improvements to your house and/or want to sell! We can supply any stove, any style, in a variety of colours! Don’t hesitate to ask us for advice or get us out for a technical survey and quote for free so that we can tell you exactly what you’d need for your home, who wouldn’t want a beautiful fire and to save money on your yearly bills? And you’re helping the environment by keeping green! Feel free to share this information with anyone and everyone you know that may find this useful or interesting!

2016-05-20   Telegraph post

14 May

The Ashby Show

Good afternoon from us on this beautiful day, little update, we’ll be attending the 2016 Ashby Show at Cattows Farm, Heather on Sunday the 10th of July, this is regarded as one of the best traditional one day agricultural shows with 200 trade exhibitors and over 1500 livestock and equine entries from across the country! We’ll be exhibiting wood and pellet fuel stoves and you’ll get to chat with us and pick our brains, we have years of experience so any questions you may have, I’m sure we’ll be able to help. Please do share this with all of your friends, this is a big show with plenty of things to see and do and the more the merrier! We hope to see you there.

30 Mar

Where there’s MUCK there’s MONEY

Constant Temperature Management System for Digester Beds
Warm Drinking Water Management System

Warm Drinking Water Management System

Low Loss Header, Hydraulic Engine Heat Recovery & Distribution to Process

Low Loss Header, Hydraulic Engine Heat Recovery & Distribution to Process

 

Constant Temperature Management System for Digester Beds

Constant Temperature Management System for Digester Beds

 

Broom House Farm Furnace, Oakerthorpe, DE55 7LL

The Project

To reclaim the excess heat from the Anaerobic Digester Engine, heat blown to atmosphere as waste from the engine exhaust and engine cooling system.

The Method

With consultation with the client, Mr Easom and Digester Technical Manager, the brief was to reclaim the energy which was predicted as up to 170 kilowatts per hour, to be captured into a 27000 litre buffer vessel.

The early idea was to create a space heating system for the farm workshop & calf nursery.

This involved capturing the energy from the engine header of the bio digester, which allowed collection of the engine heat from the digester bacteria beds and biogas boilers for system back up, should the engine fail or too much bio gas is produced from the digesters for the engine to cope with. The surplus heat is blown out to atmosphere as waste.

The Result

The heat reclaimed from the header via hydraulic separation via a plate heat exchanger and heat meter, (for reclaimed energy measurement) is collected into a 2700 litre buffer vessel, then distributed to the workshop and nursery via unit heaters. The success of the energy capture proved to improve the development of the calves and the workshop became warm. However it was clear that the energy harnessed for reuse on the dairy process was in fact only a fraction of the energy available. Further discussions with the client, concluded that further energy capture could be made and more processes on the farm would benefit from the energy surplus.

Further Development

To create a constant temperature drinking water system for the dairy herd, using the energy from the 2700 litre buffer vessel and via a plate heat exchanger, the incoming mains cold water passes through the heat exchanger and via an electronic mixer delivers 26 degrees of drinking water to the dairy herd drinking troughs.

This in itself delivered the most interesting results, Increased Milk Yield and Healthier Cows in both physical appearance and general health.

The measured daily consumption of water showed the consistency of the cow’s water consumption.

At this stage the energy available approached double that was previously assumed by the engine provider, this was increased by modifying the prevention of reverse circulation in the bio gas boilers when static and the electronic mixing of the heating to the digester beds. This allowed for further adaptions –

  1. Heating to the milking parlour, via unit heaters
  2. Replacement of the diesel heater for milking parlour wash down system (displacing the diesel fuel and carbon value).
  3. Heating and hot water to site toilet and wash room (displacing the electric heating and hot water system).
  4. Farm vehicle washing facility.

The Summary

The system has been in operation for 12 months and with this testing period the findings have been

  • A capture of energy of 1.2 million kilowatt hours which would have been pushed to atmosphere.
  • A Dynamic change to the health and welfare of both the dairy herd and the staff of this busy diary.
  • A rise in milk production from the same number of cows has been recorded by the milk marketing board.

The impact of this process and modern farming instincts of the Easom family have created a truly sustainable cycle.

  • The slurry is harvested for the digesters
  • The biogas via the engine produces energy as electricity to the main grid
  • The heat energy from the engine is reclaimed and recycled into the farm process

This is sustainable renewable energy in reality, given that the average 100 metre square house in the UK will use 24000 kilowatt hours for heating and hot water, this capture of otherwise lost energy asks the question of what are the potential possibilities for reclaimed energy sources in the UK commercial sector.

10 Mar

New innovative item : Jydepejsen Omega

A wood burning stove controllable through your smartphone or tablet but not exclusively if you’d rather use it conventionally, it has a handy app that shows your usage, efficiency and a mapping system for up to 10 hours of stove burning information so that you can gauge how much fuel you’re using, very helpful for keeping on top of your wood stores, size of the stove is min 3kw up to 8kw, it has a self closing door, fresh air intake option as standard and a variety of finishes, feel free to contact us if you’d like more information on this great product.

 

Pictured, the new Omega Miljo model.