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Germany Farms Case Study

Previously heated by LPG and incurring a hefty annual fuel bill of £182,000, the old shed heating system has been replaced with a new system at Germany Farm’s Muskham Wood site.

The project kicked off back in the spring of 2015 and the build has taken almost 12 months to complete. Chris Germany, Partner at Germany Farms commented:

“Over the last few years the poultry industry has seen substantial numbers of farmers switching to renewable heating as they realise the benefits that biomass brings for both their birds and their back pocket. However I’m proud to say that this is no ordinary biomass heating project”.

Chris made the bold decision to install a biomass CHP system that is capable of burning not just wood chip but the poultry litter created by the 500,000 chickens at the site – providing heat for the sheds and power for exporting back to the grid. Now fully operational the site is reaping the financial and environmental benefits of this pioneering development with a significantly improved crop performance since moving to the new system. The C&H team is now replicating this successful system at Model Farm.