Having invested significantly in six biomass boilers for our sites in Aberdeen, Burntisland, Grimsby, Needham (x2) and Peterborough, it’s rewarding to see the environmental benefits year on year.
Fuelling the kilns and site heating systems, these biomass boilers performed better than ever during 2020 and consumed 4,500 tonnes of wood waste saving 1.5 million litres of diesel oil, and ultimately generating more than 15 kWh of energy which is equivalent to powering 7,500 homes for a year!
Dean Mason, Project Manager at Scott Pallets, said: “It’s staggering to see the positive results of our resource efficiency strategy. Sustainability is integral to our business and by recycling our internal waste at our facilities, we not only avoid generating landfill, but we minimise the environmental impact of our products, and transform this waste into a new useful resource that powers our kilns and ensures our customers have a secure supply of heat-treated pallets.”
As demand for kiln-dried ISPM15 certified pallets has surged, as a direct result of Brexit, powering our kilns in an environmentally-friendly way is high on our agenda right now, and we are further increasing our already significant kiln capacity across the business as well as expanding the use of biomass renewable energy.