Case Study

A Pallet Company and Factory Fuelled by Waste Wood

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Novalux have installed a variety of different renewable projects including Waste-to-Energy heat and power systems, solar PV, biomass boilers, Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and WID compliant biomass boilers.

To date, Novalux have installed over 110 projects for multinational companies and small businesses alike. The technologies which Novalux installs benefit our customers businesses and finances, whilst helping the environment. The example project below demonstrates figures based on project variables. If you’d like to get more accurate returns based on a project suitable for your site submit the form below.

Project Scope

A global pallet company was looking for a cost-effective way to dispose of their pallets which contained paint and metal nails. The business also needed to run large electric paint sprayers which was a significant part of their energy bill.

Novalux installed a 1.5MWth RDF boiler and 120kW Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). As the boiler could burn grade C waste wood, the pallets could be used as fuel to provide space heating for the factory.

Excess heat from the biomass boiler is used to generate power through the ORC which can be used on site or sold to the grid through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Project Financials

Novalux installs sustainable energy systems which utilise waste as fuel, meaning your business can benefit from a sustainable long-term energy source.

All of the systems Novalux installs are designed to meet your businesses needs and have significant financial benefits whilst achieving carbon neutrality.

Cap Ex: £5.25m
RDF Gate Fee: £1.08m
Power Purchase Agreement: £440,000
Payback: 3.5 years
ROI: 30%


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