Colloide Go Carbon Neutral

Colloide Engineering Systems have recently completed their move to a carbon free office and workshop; with the move to Biomass heating and Solar PV panel installations.


Biomass System

The Biomass system (or Wood Pellet Boiler) will reduce our heating bills by up to 80% against oil. They are an economical way of heating with efficiency in excess of 90%. The boiler is a fully modulating boiler which burns wood pellets. The pellets are normally delivered in bulk and blown in to the pellet store, they are then transferred by an auger to the boiler.

The boiler operates on a time clock just the same as an oil or gas boiler, so you do not need to do anything more than you do with oil or gas with the exception of emptying the ash pan every 4 – 5 weeks, although de-ashing is available on all our boilers at an additional cost.

Benefits of a wood pellet boiler include:-

Carbon neutral
Reduce heating bills by up to 80%
Grant aid available pending Renewable Heat Incentive
More stable fuel prices than oil or gas
Fully modulating boiler
The Result:

Biomass Fuel Cost Saving;Up to 80% vs LPG. (Source; Biomass Energy Centre)
CO2Reduced; Up to 96% or 22 tonnes, per annum. (Source; Biomass Energy Centre)
RHI Accredited;the project is accredited into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and is now receiving payments. A project of this size would gain approximately £5,519 every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation.
Financial Benefit;RHI payments and fuel cost savings make the project both sustainable and financially viable.
The System:

Guntamatic 50kW biomass boiler.
Fuel store supplied in shipping container, minimised time on site.
Replaces 1 dated Oil boiler.
Runs on sustainably sourced wood, which is chipped locally.
Key Facts

Project Included:
Guntamatic 50kW biomass boiler system
Flue system and thermal store.
Biomass System pre fitted into shipping container.
Fuel Consumption; 16 tonnes of pellet, per annum. (Based on 50kW boiler, in a similar application)
Fuel Cost Saving;Pellets; Up to 80% vs Oil
CO2Saving; (Source; Biomass Energy Centre)
Up to 98% or 22 tonnes vs Oil. (Source; Biomass Energy Centre)
RHI Payments;A project of this size would gain approximately £5,519 every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation.
Total Project Price;£30,000.
Payback Period;4-5 years (combining RHI income & fuel cost saving).


PV Solar Panels

Colloide Engineering, has installed a 50kWp solar array at its head office in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

The 210 module-strong array sits across the company’s factory roof in grids of 70. The solar array has already had a significant impact for the company with the Colloide Engineering workshop and offices now running entirely on renewable energy.

Paddy McGuinness, Colloide’s General Manager said: “Colloide is dedicated to being a sustainable business and installing solar PV panels is one of our many green initiatives. In just four weeks the panels have produced 4,890kw of energy. We will continue to monitor the performance of the panels and then hope to fit more in the next six months to produce a further 200kw on the existing roofs.”