Biomass specialist Rural Energy is teaming up with green energy company Lumicity and turkey producer Bernard Matthews to explain the benefits of renewable technology at this year’s Pig & Poultry Fair.

Rural Energy’s managing director Paul Clark will lead the discussions, explaining how the technology can help businesses grow and save money.

The talks will focus on Bernard Matthews’ recent £24.5m project to install biomass boilers for 21 turkey farms in East Anglia.

Rural Energy is set to supply a total of 179 Herz Firematic 150kW or 199kW biomass boilers and has already started training the installers. Each site has an average of eight or nine poultry sheds, with the largest having 34.

The orders highlight the growing demand for biomass within the poultry industry as companies seek to cut energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Speakers will also include Bernard Matthews’ Richard Buck and George Youngs, who have been involved in the biomass project from the start, and Lumicity’s Stephen Molineux-Wilkes.

“At the Pig & Poultry Fair we will show what can be achieved by the use of biomass and the Bernard Matthews story will give visitors a strong indication of just why they should be looking to harness this renewable energy source too,” said Mr Clark.

  • The biomass talks at the Pig &Poultry Fair will take place on stand 322 in the Blackdown Buildings at 10.30am and 2.30pm each day. No booking is needed and the talks are free.