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Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms are a specialist fitted kitchen & bedroom company. Established since 1992 and having fitted over 20,000 kitchens and bedrooms to local customers we have become one of the largest independent local kitchen and bedroom retailers.

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Premier goes Green

At the end of 2017 Premier had a biomass boiler fitted at their Peterborough factory.


Within the UK, approximately 8.5 million tonnes of wood goes to landfill each year; this waste wood could be used in biomass boilers to provide heat and hot water and in doing so, it would also ease the pressure on landfill capacity.
 
Premier’s factory has the capacity to produce over 300 kitchen and bedroom cabinets per week, along with its own range of doors and panels; with that comes a level of waste. Whilst they take considerable care to use every wooden panel to its full capacity there will ultimately be off-cuts that previously would have been sent to landfill. Now they are able to burn these in the biomass boiler to generate their own energy back in to the factory.
 
A responsible energy approach
“We recognise that all businesses have their part to play in climate change and the Board of Directors at Premier wanted to look for greener energy solutions to our manufacturing process” said Iain Forsythe, Managing Director. “By cutting the amount of waste that we send to landfill and burning this within the new biomass boiler we will be reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and at the same time will improve our energy efficiency within our factory.”
 
What is a Biomass Boiler?
Biomass boilers are similar to conventional boilers, providing you with space heating and hot water, however instead of using gas (or oil) to produce the heat, they combust wood pellets.
 
An automatic feed hopper is installed next to the biomass boiler. This hopper stores the wood which is then automatically fed into the boiler as required, allowing a constant generation of heat to the factory.
 
Biomass fuels are considered a renewable fuel – the carbon dioxide produced when the wood is burnt is offset by the carbon dioxide that was absorbed while the tree was growing; thus making them essentially carbon neutral.

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