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WOODPECKER BIOMASS BOILERS Achieves MCS Certification, Asks Government For Strong Carbon Reduction Measures 

Woodpecker Energy UK, a full service biomass heating specialist, has achieved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certification for its 15kW, 25kW and 45kW boilers. This opens the door to government grants for funding under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which, comes into force in April 2011 – if the new coalition government is serious about carbon reductions.

MCS Certification has been awarded for the indoor and outdoor versions of Woodpecker ’s 15 kW,25 kW and 45kW self cleaning pellet fire boilers, as well as for the Woodpecker 25 and 45 Fillomatic – both self cleaning and de-ashing boilers with a vacuum fuel system.

Tim Rook, Director of Woodpecker Energy UK, said:“We ’re very proud to have achieved MCS Certification on all our boilers which are being recognized by our customers and installers as a no nonsense answer to carbon neutral heating.”

While the new coalition government has closed the Low Carbon Building Programme to new applications, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) continues to have support from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The renewables industry is awaiting final details on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and the indications are that a very positive scheme will be launched in the coming weeks to start in April 2011.

Tim Rook said: “Woodpecker Energy are disappointed that the Government has withdrawn its support for renewable energy at this critical moment. However, we are dedicated to giving our customers the best possible value in terms of products and services, and we hope that the Government will show resolve in its commitments to cut carbon by rolling out a strong RHI which will really drive significant carbon reduction and job creation in the green sector. In the meantime we are seeking ways in which we can help reduce the blow of losing grant funding .”

Woodpecker biomass boilers are designed to integrate with standard UK heating systems and require minimal loading and maintenance. Woodpecker boilers are suitable for domestic and commercial settings and have also been specified for use in several district heating systems. A 150kW boiler is currently in development and will be introduced in the autumn.

Fuelled by wood pellets, biomass boilers can reduce the annual carbon footprint of a home or building by up to 50%and save a third of the average household ’s annual heating bill.

Wood pellets are often derived from waste from sawmills and manufacturing. Their small size and high energy density make them one of the most convenient and efficient forms of biomass.

The technical features of the self cleaning Woodpecker boiler include:
 Automatic self cleaning burner and heat exchanger
 Patented technology
 Super 94% efficiency (E14785)
 Easy to use LCD controller
 Low fuel warning sensor
 Fully automated burner
 Five steps of power modulation
 Low maintenance
 110kg pellet hopper
 Pump management system

Woodpecker boilers are sold to merchants and specialist renewable energy installation companies only. The company has developed an installation, service and demonstration centre in Yeovil, Somerset, to support heating engineers in the UK to learn about and adopt this new technology.


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