The year-long project partnering Rural Energy with Carbon Control and Stobart Biomass Products Ltd has come to fruition in the form of Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel’s powerful new biomass boiler.
We have been part of an exciting and unique Welsh project, leading the way for Welsh renewable energy incentives. An exemplary setup, Tre-Ysgawen is in fact thought to be the first hotel in Wales to harness the power of biomass energy, and as Anglesey is a designated Enterprise Zone with a focus on energy and the environment, it is hoped to encourage more projects of this kind. Andrew Fletcher, Managing Director of Carbon Control Ltd, commented “In my opinion, Tre-Ysgawen is showing terrific leadership within their industry by seeing this project through to the end.”
This project has also secured 80 jobs on-site, as well as initiating two further jobs through Stobart Biomass Products Ltd for the depot setup specifically to provide for Anglesey. Combined with the presence of the Energy Island project, this is particularly important as this resource may encourage other local businesses to invest in renewable biomass energy, seeing Tre-Ysgawen’s success as a model project.
This is likely to be a growing energy choice for the local area as much of Anglesey is off the gas grid, and forced to use oil or liquefied petroleum gas which is hugely expensive and produces higher levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Paul Clark, Managing Director for Rural Energy, said: “The Tre-Ysgawen project illustrates to others that Biomass really does create a fantastic opportunity for businesses such as this”.
Switched on by Edwina Hart, Welsh Government Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, on Tuesday 10th of April, she said: “This investment will secure the long term sustainable future of the hotel, ensure it remains highly competitive and also safeguard jobs. It is a particularly fitting investment as Anglesey has been designated an Enterprise Zone with a focus on energy and the environment and set to benefit from Energy Island project. Tre-Ysgawen is setting an example of how investment in low carbon technology can bring real economic benefits.”