Wood Waste

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Our waste wood is converted into a biomass fuel which is suitable for use in combined heat and power plants.

Eco is one of the largest wood recyclers in Southern England.

On average we come into contact with 70,000 tons of wood waste every year. This material stems from both commercial and municipal sources.

Our Process

Rather than send this material to a landfill, we recycle this important resource into several different grades of fuel that can be used in biomass facilities, helping to displace fossil fuels.

The process for this is as follows:

1. Wood waste is weighed in on site using the weighbridge operating system. 

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2. The wood is tipped in the specified location on site.

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3. The material is transferred to our Southampton dock side location where the material is shredded.

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4. The material is stored on site and then loaded onto a cargo ship for export.

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5. The wood waste is off loaded at a dock side facility in Europe and then transferred to a biomass facility for processing.

End Results

Currently all of the biomass facilities we supply are in Sweden. Exporting the waste overseas is fantastic way to reduce our carbon footprint as recovery of waste is a better solution than landfill but as a long term plan is not ideal.

Thankfully the UK biomass market is evolving and by 2018 most of the material we export will be used in UK based power stations.

Further to this, a newly constructed Combined Heat & Power plant has just been finalised at our Parley facility. This will be fed with a green biomass material, which is the oversize fraction from the established composting process on site. The plant is set to ignite in Spring 2017.

Not only will this significantly reduce the delivering distance but more importantly will decrease our carbon foot print.

Additional Info

  • Biomass used as a fuel reduces need for fossil fuels for the production of heat, steam, and electricity for residential, industrial and agricultural use.
  • Biomass is always available and can be produced as a renewable resource.

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Why is it good to use Biomass?

The same energy is passed to animals when they eat them. It is considered to be a renewable source of energy because carbon dioxide and water contained inside plants and animals are released back in to the atmosphere when they are burned and we can grow more plants and crops to create biomass energy.

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