WT15 - Wood Waste Technology Heater Unit from Woodwaste Technology
Gross range of four-shaft shredders enables you to shred and recycle long and oversize wood waste
fully compliant with the clean air act without an oil or gas afterburner
briquetting machines are robust and reliable machines which can press a variety of wood waste and many other materials
turn your wood waste into energy and heat your factory for free

Wood Waste Case Study -
Premier Architectural Joinery

Turning up the heat on a business opportunity

When businessman Patrick Green bought Aylesbury-based Premier Architectural Joinery in April 2012, he saw more than an opportunity to take over a joinery company. Instead, he saw a chance to develop a whole new additional income stream from within the existing business, by converting waste wood from production into fuel and cash.

Looking at the business with fresh eyes, Patrick realised the joinery company was paying to dispose of around 6 tonnes of waste wood every 6 weeks, yet had no heating within the factory unit.

Whilst researching more efficient ways of operating, Patrick came across wood waste heaters and called Kurt Cockroft at Wood Waste Technology. He was delighted to learn that he could get a return on an investment in wood waste machinery in less than 12 months, so hatched a plan of action to save money on skip charges and make better use of the company’s waste wood.

Patrick purchased a WT5 wood waste heater, plus a Genius 2/50 briquette press and an automated bagging unit, which have now been installed in Premier Architectural Joinery. A second wood waste heater was also purchased and installed into one of Patrick’s other businesses, Premier Plastic Parts, allowing wood waste from the joinery company to be used to heat the plastics factory, saving around £5000 on oil fired heating costs each winter.

Patrick has also launched a new company, Premier Eco Fuels, selling briquettes to the surrounding counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The hardwood briquettes offer a similar calorific value to coal, but without the mess, so are suitable for open fires, log burners, BBQ’s and Chimineas. The fully automated system collects the chippings from the joinery production process, and stores them in a silo before they travel by conveyor to the briquette machine. They are then compressed into briquettes and pushed to the automated bagging unit where they are measured and sealed into 10kg bags ready for sale.

Managing Director, Patrick Green says, “As a business decision – it’s just common sense. We’ve invested in machines that will make the best use of our waste wood. We’ve now got heating at no extra cost for two factories and are saving money on skip charges, plus it has allowed us to create a new company selling 100% renewable energy as a by-product of the joinery business.”

Wood Waste Technology’s Managing Director, Kurt Cockroft says, “Patrick’s entrepreneurial thinking has transformed costs into cash. There are still too many companies missing the opportunities that exist to convert wood waste into heat and/or an additional income stream.
As Patrick has demonstrated, one phone call is all that is needed to start moving a business in the right direction.”

Wood Waste Technology Ltd - Units 1-3,Drummond Road, Astonfield's Industrial Estate, Stafford - 01785 250400