Rape straw biomass boiler

jed

Member
Location
Shropshire
Could anyone recommend a company to contact regarding the above .We chop the rape straw at the moment and I’m thinking maybe we should be using it to heat three houses currently on oil .
Not sure this a viable option as I believe there is no RHi payment available.
But would like to explore my options any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also have a continuous flow grain dryer on LPG but with current prices 🥶 so not sure if anything could be done regarding the grain drying as well.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
A large very progressive farm half an hour away has a side business cutting diseased elms in the city and instead of taking them ti a land fill he burns them in a large home made wood burner and has an efficient boiler system that is used to pre heat maize before it hits the dryer. Any excess heat then pre heats the air before the dryer heats it the last bit. Can see no reason why a straw burner couldn’t be used the same way. Various small straw burners used to heat workshops and readily available.
 

scotston

Member
I have a dragon boiler. Runs best on 2 rape bales, smokes for 10mins then clean after. Runs 2 x 100t drying floors, 2 houses and a chook shed. Don't need rhi when energy costs are daft and rape straw is near free. Relatively speaking.
 

JD6920s

Member
Location
Shropshire
I have a dragon boiler. Runs best on 2 rape bales, smokes for 10mins then clean after. Runs 2 x 100t drying floors, 2 houses and a chook shed. Don't need rhi when energy costs are daft and rape straw is near free. Relatively speaking.
What would a boiler that takes a quadrant that would run three barns and a farmhouse cost to buy and set up would you think?
 

KennyO

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
I have a dragon boiler. Runs best on 2 rape bales, smokes for 10mins then clean after. Runs 2 x 100t drying floors, 2 houses and a chook shed. Don't need rhi when energy costs are daft and rape straw is near free. Relatively speaking.
The 10-15 minutes of smoke from mine can be terrible from mine. Ours is at a low spot so on a damp day smoke just sits or drifts horizontally. Had the neighbours complaining this year

I think it needs more air on start up really.

Mine is just the basic model though
 

BBE

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
I've got this for sale if it's of any interest. Not put much rape straw through it but the bit I did burned well. RHI would transfer with the boiler.


Give me a ring if you have any questions.

Damon
07943 253005
 

Huno

Member
Arable Farmer
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Could anyone recommend a company to contact regarding the above .We chop the rape straw at the moment and I’m thinking maybe we should be using it to heat three houses currently on oil .
Not sure this a viable option as I believe there is no RHi payment available.
But would like to explore my options any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also have a continuous flow grain dryer on LPG but with current prices 🥶 so not sure if anything could be done regarding the grain drying as well.
 

Huno

Member
Arable Farmer
OSR straw needs a flue scrubber or you will breach the new Environment Act rules.. sadly it wont stack up without RHI which is why people buy logs and coal still.. higher calorific value per tonne you see... Incorporate your OSR straw and by less fert is cheaper agronomic option
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
You got lots of straw and want heat you need a system.
All costs and what you want to spent and how you want to integrate with existing at minimal price.
Self sufficiency is way forward.
 

jed

Member
Location
Shropshire

OSR straw needs a flue scrubber or you will breach the new Environment Act rules.. sadly it wont stack up without RHI which is why people buy logs and coal still.. higher calorific value per tonne you see... Incorporate your OSR straw and by less fert is cheaper agronomic option
Sounds like I’m screwed before I start then !😒
 

KennyO

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
I've got this for sale if it's of any interest. Not put much rape straw through it but the bit I did burned well. RHI would transfer with the boiler.


Give me a ring if you have any questions.

Damon
07943 253005
Why are you selling it?
 
What would a boiler that takes a quadrant that would run three barns and a farmhouse cost to buy and set up would you think?

These days, £100k?

Need boiler, flue and mast.
Buffer tank
Pumps and electrics for all of the above.

Then likely a heat exchanger to the secondary side.

Then underground pipes to heat receivers, controls, pumps, then heat emitters.

Then civills.

At current fuel prices it’s still a no brainer but. These prices will come down
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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