The cornerstone of Land Energy’s supply chain is our wood pellet production plant situated on the South West coast of Scotland in the South Ayrshire town of Girvan. The plant was developed and built by Land Energy and is and located within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, the largest forested area in the UK – that’s why we are here.
The UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world-class environment for people and nature and aims to value and protect the biological and cultural diversity of the region while promoting environmentally sustainable development. Land Energy is proud to be supporters of the Biosphere and its aims.
Running alongside Land Energy’s renewable energy beliefs is an equally strong conviction in quality, which is embedded in Land Energy, its Woodlets® retail brand and in its horse bedding brand Sorbeo®.
All the pellets that are produced on site meet, or exceed, the ENplus A1 quality standard and to ensure this our production runs are sampled every 60 minutes.
We undertake regular laboratory burn tests to ensure a minimum calorific value of 17.3 GJ/tonne and our pellets have an exceptionally low ash content (typically < 0.2%), which translates into low boiler maintenance and fuelling costs.
Our attention to detail by our production team has earned Land Energy its reputation as a premium pellet producer.
The factory covers 10 acres, producing 100,000 tonnes of pellets per annum and timber storage facilities with quay-side access for deliveries by ship.