Energy suppliers AvantiGas and Duncan Renewables have partnered to launch AvantiRenewables, a single supplier of multi-fuel energy solutions aimed at giving the hospitality industry greater green fuel choices.
Neil Murphy (pictured right), director of AvantiRenewables, commented: "The joint venture allows customers to tap into an extensive bank of renewable energy knowledge while also benefiting from a bespoke, one-to-one service. Our aim is to help customers make informed decisions about greener fuel options specific to their energy objectives.
"Biomass is an evolving source of renewable energy and is still a relatively new concept for many businesses but AvantiRenewables is perfectly positioned to advise and supply the right solutions."
Biomass will form the first component of what is expected to be a suite of flexible green fuel solutions available to commercial customers. Biomass heating systems burn wood, predominantly in the form of pellets, to provide buildings with space heating, process heating and hot water requirements.
AvantiRenewables provides businesses with the opportunity to use biomass independently or as an integrated energy source in combination with LPG, depending on the customer needs profile.
Mark Duncan (pictured left), co-director of AvantiRenewables, said: "The great thing about AvantiRenewables is our collaborative strength in giving businesses long-term, flexible heating solutions tailored to their individual needs.
"We recognise that customers are increasingly aware of the need to move their energy requirements to a greener, cleaner fuel type for both financial and environmental reasons. For many customers the best solution lies in using a combination of technologies delivered by a one-stop shop buying policy."
Incorporating the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), AvantiRenewables offers two installation options. Where capital is not available, the on-site model offers an RHI-supported ‘fund and facilitate' scheme where the 20 years' security of an owned and operated facility can give the customer peace of mind.
Where capital is available, the equipment sale model allows the customer to buy and install the equipment from AvantiRenewables, with optional operational support services provided as required.