However small you think the impact of your business on climate change, shouldn’t you act now to make the difference?
Fossil fuels including oil, LPG and natural gas are currently the world’s primary energy source, yet they are finite resources that are irreparably harming the environment by creating greenhouse gases such as CO2. Fifty per cent of these emissions are created as a result of space heating buildings and homes, and the heat used in industrial processes.
Future technology, including heat pumps and hydrogen, should be perfected just in time to create the necessary reductions to make an impact, however, it is possible to make a difference now by removing 100% of the carbon you produce to heat your business.
In 2005, The Manor House Hotel in Fermanagh was one of the first commercial properties in the UK and Ireland to make the move to heating their business with locally produced, carbon neutral fuel. Since then, the hotel has reduced its carbon impact by over 6,500 tonnes – a reduction in the need for over 3 million litres of imported heating oil.
The footprint of their wood pellet system is less than a fossil fuel equivalent, with no need for separation distances from buildings or fixed sources of ignition, or for a bund wall used for oil or LPG, and no risk of polluting the land or waterways through fuel leakage. Zero carbon is being released by heating the hotel using a wood pellet system.
We can reduce the carbon emissions of your business using a proven, reliable alternative to fossil fuels. Balcas Energy is the largest manufacturer and distributor of wood pellets in the UK and Ireland. We manufacture the fuel and deliver it all year round. Contact us at www.balcasenergy.com or phone us on 028 6641 1001.
Photo Caption: The Manor House Hotel is just one of thousands of homes, businesses and industries using Balcas Energy to fuel operations and reduce their carbon footprint.
As a renewable source of heat and power, compact wood pellets take up less storage space and could be the answer to becoming more sustainable. (Energy area outlined in green)