Hills Transplants uses wood waste to heat greenhouses

Hills Transplants uses wood waste to heat greenhouses

Hills Transplants, a salad and herb growing business based in Devonport, installed a 2.5MW biomass heating system to heat its two glasshouses (nearly 1 square hectare). The system is powered by a waste stream of wet wood chips sourced from local timber processors.

Salad and herbs grown at Hills Transplants
Hills Transplants is a salad and herb growing business based in Devonport, Tasmania

Business owner Steven Hill says the project is an example of how an otherwise waste product can be turned into a useful and renewable energy source that suits the bottom line of his business.

Hills Transplants' glasshouses heated by biomass powered heating system
Hills Transplants’ glasshouses heated by biomass powered heating system

Energence designed and installed the system.

2.5MW heating plant, Devonport, Tasmania
2.5MW heating plant installed by Energence