Lily grower converts to biomass energy

A Cornish lily grower has turned to biomass energy, helped by a £3.3m regional programme.

Lanoyce Horticultural Nurseries, near Saltash, switched on its new biomass woodchip boiler last week.

The system will save the Peruvian Lily specialist up to £45,000 a year in heating costs.

Lanoyce supplies the flowers to UK supermarkets including Sainsbury's and has 17,000sq m of glasshouses to heat.

The 500kW boiler will save around 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year compared to conventional energy.

The system was supplied by Devon-based firm Wood Energy and funded by the South West Bioheat Programme.

The South West Bioheat Programme, which is now closed, aimed to fund around 30 biomass heating projects with a £3.3 million fund from Defra.


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