Work has begun on the installation of a new biomass energy system at Mapperton.
The 250 kilowatt boiler will provide hot water and heating for Mapperton House, The Sawmill restaurant and nearby properties.
Wood from the estate will be harvested and chipped to fuel the boiler as part of Mapperton’s commitment to using sustainable energy sources.
The installation is being carried out by the 5D Group, based in Plymouth, with ground work by Wedgewood Groundworks from Tiverton.
Biomass is the fourth largest energy source in the world after oil, coal and gas. It involves the production of renewable energy using sustainably managed plant and wood fuels primarily in chip, log or pellet form.