At Pentland Biomass, we produce fuel for, and look after, our own 3MW of biomass boilers.

Pentland Biomass is a family business and a subsidiary of Pentland Plants Ltd; garden centre and bedding plant producer. We have two 999kW Herz boiler boilers heating our 5½ acre greenhouse site near Edinburgh.

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Our biomass story began in November 2006 when we installed 2 megawatts of woodchip boilers to provide all the heating and hot water for our Loanhead site.

Due to the oil price at the time it only took 2 years for the system to pay for itself, and each year since we continue to enjoy the fuel savings biomass brings.

As we were an early adopter of large-scale biomass, we had to create a fuel supply chain for our new system. We bought our first 500hp whole tree chipper and purchased a few thousand tonnes of local timber.

This, we set at the base of a windy Pentland hillside and set about producing the 2,500 tonnes of wood fuel we required per annum. Having put this process and supply chain together for ourselves at Pentland Plants, Pentland Biomass was formed and we began chipping for others and selling woodchip. More than a decade on, our business and experience have grown exponentially, allowing us to help many others who have biomass in homes and businesses across Scotland.

With our unique experience of searching out, designing, installing, fuelling and running our own boiler, we believe we are very well-positioned to help businesses and domestic customers put in place exactly the right fuel and maintenance arrangements for their own boilers.

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