Le wooden lounge Forum Marvejols has an automatic heating system to wood Lozère
Interview with Claude De Sousa, exposing the Forum Bois 2010: a heating network and unique procurement platform to Aumont-Aubrac
Commissioning there are only a few months, automatic boiler to wood SARL Tec REC to Aumont-Aubrac heater, via a buried heating network, buildings of SA Gémarin, drying of Gaillard Rondino business, multipurpose room, Community Commons office, gendarmerie, and two main houses.
Back on the implementation of this project with Claude De Sousa, plumber, heating contractor, who carried out the installation.
CCI: What is the origin of this project?
C.Ds: This project was born following the repair request of the heating system of administrative workshops and premises of businesses and Gemarin-Gaillard Rondino. They wanted a renewable heating system. So I offered them a common wood boiler where the idea of creating a central boiler with a heat network using as fuel waste wood.
It is asking the voieries permits for the work that the project has attracted the interest of elected officials. He then took another dimension by integrating the communities in the project.
CCI: Can you tell us briefly heating network that you set up in 2009?
C.Ds: The heating network is separated into two parts, a high temperature part for feeding wood dryers and the second part for the heating power of the connected buildings.
CCI: What is this power boiler? She now works full rate?
C.Ds: The power of the wood boiler and 1 MW, to date it turns 80% capacity because the police is not yet connected. From the connection of the latter, it will operate at full power.
CCI: How organized is the supply?
C.Ds: The supply and ensured by the related wood-Gaillard Rondino Hermabessière and businesses. A platform supply was created near the boiler room. It consists of a storage shed which allows for dry and quality fuel in order to best optimize the installation, and a paved area for the storage of wood ready to be crushed. The platform is also covered 1500 m2 photovoltaic panels.
CCI: Are a-there a risk of disruption in raw material?
C.Ds Not because the needs of the boiler are 1000 tonnes per year, while companies and Hermabessière-Gaillard Rondino respectively produce 3000 and 6000 tonnes of tailings and waste wood annually. Another sawmill also supplies the platform, it is the BDL Sarl Serverette. There is therefore an untapped production potential.
CCI: The procurement platform can have vocation to sell woodchips?
C.Ds: Absolutely, this is already the case. The platform currently produces 3000 tons of wood chips (in addition to the needs of the boiler installed). These 3000 tons were milled by the company Wood Energy Canourgue, whose leader is Mr. Régis Clavel. Platelets are graded, dried and dusted, which provides a fuel that can be sold to individuals possessing small boiler.
CCI: What are the challenges that must be faced to implement such a project? What are the benefits?
C.Ds: The main problem is the supply of quality energy resources. It is also essential that there is a closeness between the boiler and heated buildings, without which the project can be more complex to implement, energy and irrelevant ecologically and economically. The advantages are the stability of the energy costs in the long term, and the existence of financial support for the realization of automatic boiler projects wood.
CCI: So you received public assistance. What are they ?
C.Ds: We have received financial aid Communities (Europe, State, Languedoc Roussillon).
ITC: In the end, this achievement is it transferable elsewhere?
C.Ds: Yes of course. A feasibility study is still highly recommended for projects of such magnitude, it will indicate whether the implementation is necessary and especially profitable for or potential customers.