A Highlands biomass heating company has struck a deal that will see it expand into the north of England.
Fort William firm HWEnergy has announced a partnership agreement with Pennine Biomass Ltd that will see a fully integrated biomass heat package become available across northern England, with an initial sales target of £1.5m.
The two companies will provide a complete biomass heat service including design, build, operate, fuel supply and on-going service and maintenance for non-domestic properties.
Bruno Berardelli, managing director of HWEnergy, said: “This is a really exciting partnership which has the potential to offer significant benefits to both businesses.
“With rising fossil fuel prices and the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), biomass heat is quickly becoming a very attractive option for a wide range of sectors including rural farms and estates, schools, healthcare facilities and public sector buildings especially those not on the gas grid and reliant on expensive oil.
“Under this partnership we are now able a make biomass heat a realistic and attractive long-term option in the north of England, providing support for many years to come.”
Edward Milbank, director at Pennine Biomass, added: “As the demand for biomass heating solutions in the north of England has grown rapidly in the last 18 months we have been looking at the most effective way of further expanding our resources to provide a fully comprehensive service to support the investments we have made in fuel delivery.
“It was important that we found a partner that was able to support us in offering a whole package biomass heat solution and with HWEnergy’s experience as one of the oldest non-domestic biomass heat providers in the UK they were the natural choice.”