Commercial Biomass Case Study: Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges

/Commercial Biomass Case Study: Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges
Commercial Biomass Case Study: Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges 2016-10-12T14:40:49+00:00



  • Biomass Fuel Cost Saving: 40%
  • C02 Saving: Over 600 tonnes p.a.
  • Total Project Price: Over £360,000 (Free for Portsonachan Hotel)
  • Generates Renewable Heat

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2 x Fröling 250kw TX woodchip boilers, buffer tanks, heat exchange plates, and all ancillary works including system cleanse.

Supplies heating and hot water for hotel, Coach House accommodation and self catering Lochside Cottages.

Replaced individual heating systems; Oil, LPG and electric that provided heat and hot water.

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“The Biofund installation gave us what we were looking for to take Portsonachan Hotel and Lodges forward – an environmentally friendly, renewable heating solution to cater for today’s discerning traveller. It would have been too expensive for us to replace our inefficient, oil, LPG and electric systems. The old heating had also resulted in lost revenues due to breakdowns, so the new BioFund installation achieves everything we want for the business with no capital outlay or expenditure required from us.”

Director, David Parker



The Portsonachan Hotel built circa 1840 provides self catering and B&B accommodation in the most stunning of locations with panoramic views of Loch Awe and surrounding areas.


The owners needed and wanted to replace their aged, failing and inefficient existing boilers with a new biomass solution that would reduce both their heating costs and CO2 emissions whilst increasing the comfort for their guests.

About BioFund

BioFund, a UK private “green energy” investment company, buys and installs, at its own expense, 200KW+ biomass boilers at UK businesses and authorities that use sizeable amounts of heat at their premises. BioFund provide the full capital outlay for the entire installation including biomass boiler, fuel storage, delivery system and supporting hardware. The end users benefit from lower energy costs and new boiler plant at no cost. BioFund gets its return from government payments for the boilers’ use.

About EAC

Being one of the UK’s leading providers of renewable energy products made EAC the perfect partner for the Biofund.

EAC`s role is to manage and assist with the project application; survey, design, and planning. They also are responsible for the installation and commissioning of the biomass boiler as well as the on-going servicing and maintenance.


Project Summary

The project consisted of the following:

  • Supply and installation of 2 x Fröling woodchip boilers, each rated at 250kW;
  • Extract and transfer augers from single delivery chip store;
  • Offload and craning into position;
  • 2 x 4,000 litre accumulator tanks
  • All electrical installation works;
  • Boiler build, commissioning and training;
  • Back end protection;
  • Design and installation drawings;
  • Installation of all hydraulic pipework to Boilers and re-connection to existing circuits;
  • Installation of new circuit to serve DHW system;
  • Supply and Installation of suitable High Recovery DHW Cylinders;
  • Strip Out of redundant equipment;
  • Flue Installations;
  • Fuel Store

The Result

  • Biomass Fuel Cost Saving: 40%
  • C02 Saving: Over 600 tonnes p.a.
  • Total Project Price: Over £360,000 (Free for Portsonachan Hotel)
  • Generates Renewable Heat

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 The Systemportsonachan3

The TX offers pioneering wood heating technology to meet the highest demands.

State-of-the-art conveyor grate technology takes care of automatic rust cleaning and removal of ashes ensuring essentially maintenance-free operation.

But convenience is not the only aspect in which the TX is unparalleled. The high temperature centrifugal chamber means high efficiency and clean, safe combustion.