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Ken Hume
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on: June 22, 2015, 12:21
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A visit to Westhide Estate in Herefordshire illustrated how woodland improvement thinnings of relatively little timber value could be chipped in the woodland and then used as wood fuel to fire a wood chip boiler.

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The wood chip arrives in the storage shed as wet chip.

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This is then spread uniformly in a thin layer over a perforated floor where some of the heat generated by the fuel chip boiler is fed back to heat and dry the wet wood chip.

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Once dry the chip is stacked ready for moving to the fuel bunker.

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Moving the chip requires a fairly expensive front end loader.

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The dry chip is loaded into the boiler feed hoppers.

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Producing heat using wood chip on this scale requires a significant local local district heat demand e.g. serving a local community or estate office and houses.

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