18th March 2014
PLANNING CONSENT FOR OLD BUCKENHAM HALL SCHOOL BIOMASS PROJECT
Full planning consent has been granted for the GG Eco Solutions biomass energy system, to be installed at the School. Construction works will commence shortly, with the aim of starting renewable heat supply in the summer, as part of a 20 year heat supply agreement.
18th December 2013
KIMBOLTON SCHOOL BIOMASS ENERGY SYSTEM NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL
The biomass heating system at Kimbolton School is now fully operational, supplying renewable heat to the school buildings and swimming pool. As part of a 15 year Heat Supply Agreement, Kimbolton School will enjoy reduced energy costs compared to their previous fossil-fuelled heat, and will not have to worry about operating or fuelling the biomass energy system - this is all managed by GG Eco Solutions under the contract.
20th November 2013
OLD BUCKENHAM HALL LATEST WOODCHIP HEAT PARTNER FOR GG ECO SOLUTIONS
GG Eco Solutions has entered into a twenty-year agreement to supply renewable energy to Old Buckenham Hall School in Suffolk using a purpose-built biomass energy system. Installation will take place in the New Year, with supply of energy commencing before the end of the winter. For information on how GG Eco Solutions can offer a similar service for your site, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 651415.
18th November 2013
BIOMASS PLANT ROOM DELIVERED TO KIMBOLTON SCHOOL
GG Eco Solutions will be supplying renewable heat to the school under a 15 year ESCO contract.
24th & 25th September 2013
FREE BIOMASS INFORMATION DAYS
to be held at South Bristols Skills Academy, Bristol and Culford School Suffolk on Tuesday 24th September and Wednesday 25th September 2013.
If you currently spend more than £30,000 per annum on your heating fuel (oil, LPG or gas oil), this is your opportunity to learn how to save your organisation £££'s and to hear from leaders in the fields of biomass fuel supply, project development and installation.
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JOINT VENTURE WITH EQUITIX ESI
GG Eco Solutions are pleased to announce the closing of a joint venture agreement with Equitix ESI Investments Limited. The deal will see over £5 million of Green Investment Bank and other funds invested in GG Eco biomass energy projects.
4 June 2013
DECC SETS OUT NEW TARIFFS FOR RENEWABLE HEAT SCHEMES
As predicted, the Government has announced the first reduction in RHI tariff, to take effect from 1st July 2013, for medium biomass schemes. This is due to many schemes being accredited for the RHI scheme, and forms part of a pre-planned reduction in tariffs, affecting new entrants to the scheme.
The good news is that the reduction is small, and is an endorsement of biomass energy as a viable option for many non-domestic sites. It also reinforces our message that NOW really is the time to switch to biomass heat in order to take advantage of the current RHI tariffs.
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24th May 2013
Guardian Sustainable Business Awards highlight GG Eco Solutions/Culford School Case Study
The Guardian Sustainable Business Network presents case studies from the most innovative and impactful entries to the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. GG Eco Solutions and Culford School are delighted to be showcased as pioneers in the field of renewable energy partnerships.
Click here to see the full article by Katherine Earley, copywriter and journalist specialising in sustainability.
8th February 2013
Kimbolton latest woodchip-heat partner for GG Eco Solutions
GG Eco Solutions announces new contract, over 20MW under discussion, 'the time is now'
GG Eco Solutions (GG Eco) announced an agreement today to fund and operate a new renewable energy system to keep Kimbolton School pupils warm next winter. Kimbolton will cut equivalent CO2 emissions by 95%, save the equivalent of 90,000 litres of oil per year, reduce energy bills and avoid capital outlay.
Subject to planning permission, GG Eco will supply renewable heat in the second half of 2013 on a 15 year contract, using sustainable local wood chip. This will save emissions equal to a car driving 1.4 million kilometres a year.
GG Eco Solutions is a business with one focus: to design, own and run biomass (wood) heating systems for commercial and education-sector customers on long term contract. They successfully installed a similar system at Culford school, near Bury St Edmunds, in March 2012 and currently have proposals in active discussion with a combined output of over 20,000 kilowatts (20 Megawatts). The systems normally run on wood chip from local forestry and woodland.
The Kimbolton agreement
An independent Cambridgeshire boarding school founded in 1600 with around 950 pupils, Kimbolton will pay only for the heat they use, on an index-linked contract which should cost them less to run than their current fossil fuel systems, with savings expected to grow each year based on current projections of fossil fuel and wood chip prices.
Greg was keen to emphasise the timeliness of this decision. ''We're excited that Kimbolton have joined us - our other customers have been very pleased with their decision to do so. With current projections for fossil fuel prices and the various government incentives and emissions penalties in place, it seems that many people have already realised that the time to go green really is now'
15th October 2012
Culford School receives RHI accreditation
The 990kW boiler installed at Culford School in Suffolk has received its RHI accreditation – and is one of the first in the country of this size to be approved. This means that it will start to receive payments now!
The boiler – which is owned and operated by GG Eco Solutions on an ESCO – was installed in March of this year. Since then it has supplied 1.1 million kWh of renewable heat to the school, saving them cost and reducing their carbon emissions.
Greg Hilton GG Eco Managing Director says “We are delighted to receive the RHI accreditation. Although the application is a time consuming process, the strength and breadth of our team means we have the skills for it to be done reasonably painlessly”.
June 17, 2012
Official launch of the Culford biomass energy system
The official launch of the Culford School biomass-fuelled district heating system took place on Friday, 15th June, comprising a presentation by Greg Hilton, MD of GG Eco Solutions, and a tour of the biomass facility in operation. This was followed by a lunch kindly hosted by Culford School.