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Cobham, August 28 2007 - The Energy Crops Company has just made it much easier for architects, specifiers and builders to install wood-pellet fired heating systems with the launch of its free Wood Pellet Design Guide. The guide provides information on all the practical aspects of wood pellet heating, including system design, access, delivery, storage, and installation, as well as a summary of relevant planning guidelines and financial support available.

Graham Hilton, Managing Director at the Energy Crops Company explains: “Global warming attracts a lot of attention from protesters and pundits alike, but it is the construction industry that is required to turn government promises and planning requirements into action.

“Wood pellet heating is the most economically sound, reliable and effective way of cutting carbon emissions, meeting planning requirements, and securing long-term, stable fuel supply. This guide is designed to answer all the logistical and practical questions about using wood pellet heating systems, giving decision-makers the details they need to make informed choices.”

The design guide is intended to be used by commercial and public sector organisations of all sizes that are considering incorporating renewable fuels in their energy mix. It covers the specifics of installing wood pellet boilers in new builds, as well as the conversion of existing central heating systems, and offers practical advice on system design, equipment and maintenance.

As well as outlining the benefits of using wood pellet heating systems in terms of both cutting costs and carbon emissions, the design guide provides a detailed overview of all the pertinent planning regulations, including the Merton rules and the building and clean air regulations, as well as the financial grants and tax exemptions that apply.

The guide also includes detailed information about requirements for fuel delivery, handling, storage and access, so that these can be incorporated into building design.

The Design Guide is available in pdf format from the Energy Crops Company at www.energy-crops.com.

About The Energy Crops Company

The Energy Crops Company was set up in 2005 to provide sustainable wood-fired heating solutions to a wide range of commercial and industrial customers. It specialises in the supply of wood pellet fuel and, through its network of partners, delivers a complete service for converting to biomass heating.

The founding directors of the company have extensive experience in both the agricultural and energy sectors, and are uniquely placed to deliver affordable renewable energy, using their knowledge of supply chain economics and industry contacts. It employs proven technology and tried and tested materials. At the same time the company is leading the way in introducing new forms of pellet manufacture, handling and distribution.

For more information go to: www.energy-crops.com

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