Bio-en­ergy in­stal­la­tion wins 2014 EECA award

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Boil­ers were cen­tre stage at the 2014 EECA Awards on 28 May – with the Supreme Award go­ing to a New Zealand-first bioen­ergy in­stal­la­tion.

K&L Nurs­eries, a f low­er­grow­ing oper­a­tion in Christchurch, won the Small to Medium Busi­ness Award, was highly com­mended for in­no­va­tion, and won the Supreme Award for its ‘adi­a­batic’ boiler sup­plied by Polytech­nik.

The boiler broke new ground in New Zealand, hav­ing the ca­pa­bil­ity to pre-dry and gasify fuel be­fore com­bus­tion.

This means the firm can use fuel with up to 60 per cent mois­ture con­tent, giv­ing un­prece­dented fuel f lex­i­bil­ity and low on­go­ing en­ergy costs.

The busi­ness now burns its own trim­ming as fuel, as well as buy­ing in cheap ‘hog’ wood fuel, sav­ing around $100,000 a year in en­ergy costs.

The awards judges com­mended K&L Nurs­eries’ courage as a small com­pany

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