Belton biomass. It’s in the pipeline!

Belton House, Lincolnshire

A new biomass boiler system is being installed at Belton to provide renewable heat to 16 historic buildings onsite. This is the largest biomass project in the National Trust to date.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

What’s happening here?

Trenches are being dug for the installation of around 700m of pipeline, for heat to reach all the buildings.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

National Trust promise

We have pledged to generate 50% of our energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

What is biomass?

Biomass is a renewable fuel that is produced by burning wood and other organic matter. Belton’s biomass boiler has a capacity of 550kW, enough to power around 13,750 lightbulbs at once!

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

Local green energy

The biomass boiler will burn 373 tonnes of locally sourced woodchip per year to generate 1,100,000 kWhs of heat.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

Sustainable woodland management

For every tree that is cut down at least one is replanted. Trees will reabsorb the CO2 that is released by the biomass.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

Reduced carbon emissions

Replacing the ageing mains gas boilers will save 200 tonnes of C02 emissions per year.

Belton House, Lincolnshire Biomass Project

Thinking long term

This project will help reduce the National Trust’s fossil fuel usage by 4% in the Midlands region.