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Alan Trainer has recently installed a biomass boiler which currently supplies both the farmhouse building and dairy processes with heat and hot water. Space heating for the dairy parlour is planned to be added in to the system by May 2014.
The boiler has a side-opening front door and is manually loaded with fuel on a once-daily basis, using a tractor with a forklift attachment to lift a pallet of logs directly into the boiler.
Fallen timber from around the farm is the main fuel for the boiler, Alan also collects fallen fallen wood from his neighbours. The wood is split by a local contractor for roughly £15 a tonne.
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Wednesday 16th December
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