Schools/Colleges Energy Programme 2008 - 2018


Future Fuels main objective is to educate, develop
confidence and structure in Wood-Fuel energy systems whilst at the same time offering an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuels for large and small scale heat users in Cork.

Reducing the overall CO2 emissions in the Cork area

We aim to have eight Schools/Colleges in the Cork area being heated by Wood-chip biomass by the
end of 2008.

Woodchip Fuel;
The cheapest and most stable form of fuel available due to the advancements of automated Wood burning systems and availability of wood from local forests.

Burning Wood Fuel Means;

No Dust
No Fumes
No C02
No Problem

A school using 10.000 litres of heating oil (105,500 KWh) of heat per year will emit 33 tonnes of C02 into the atmosphere.
Costly!! To our children.

A Better Fact;
A school using 10.000 litres of heating oil can save an average of 10-25% in heating costs per year and 30 tonnes approx of C02 emmisions when converting to a wood biomass heating system.
Not so costly in the long run.



Zero Capital Costs;
Future Fuels will finance the capital cost of purchasing the wood heat boiler and this will be incorporated into the cost of your heating payments. Your heat costs will still be up to 30% cheaper than some fossil fuels.

Zero Emissions;
When you burn wood fuel you only release the carbon that has been absorbed by the tree in the last 15-25 years. This in turn will be reabsorbed by replanted trees.

Zero Risk;
You don’t have to risk the school’s or
college’s funding structure in order to invest in renewable energy. There is no risk of cold classrooms as a duel heating system will be operated.

What’s Next?
Future Fuels carry out a feasibility study to make sure you are going to save money as well as reduce Co2 emissions. We will also determine where a Biomass Boiler may be placed on site in conjunction with the school/college management and what size Boiler is best suited to your needs.




So What Now?

So what do you do?
Initially give us the total square metres of your school or college, the amount and type of fuel you are using at present (approx) per month before we proceed to a full scale feasibility study.

So what do we do?
Everything else:

So what do you pay for if the project is feasible and you want to proceed?
You pay for nothing (zero again). Thereafter you only pay for the heat you use which is measured by heat meters (similar to an electricity or gas meter). The cost of boiler installation is built into
your heating contract.

So where does the biomass fuel come from?
At present our fuel is sourced from sustainably managed forests in Munster.

So do I need planning permission?
Generally not, this depends on the size of the installation and any planning obligations will be dealt with in our feasibility study. This will depend on the size of the wood chip boiler. Future Fuels will prepare your planning application, if necessary.



So will dust be emitted?
There are no dust particles whatsoever from burning wood chip in a fully automated system.

So what if your Wood chip Boiler should break down?
Simple, if our wood biomass boiler should fail for any reason your existing system will still be fully operational as a emergency backup. For this reason we don’t remove it when we install the new Biomass Boiler, until you (the customer) gains full confidence in the new system.

So what’s the net result?
Less money from your budget being spent on heating bills.
Practically zero Co2 emissions.
The availability to budget your heating costs.
A low cost heating plan.
Being a Zero Hero and leading by example.© 2007