Demand heats up for renewable log firm
A RENEWABLE energy company which was only launched six months ago is already seeing national and international success.
Risby based Bridgebrooke Energy makes environmentally friendly wood logs, called Hotties, which are used for open fires, wood burning stoves, fire pits and chimineas.
Bridgebrooke also produces charcoal for use by businesses for cooking as well as families for barbecues.
John Jardine, chief executive of Bridgebrooke Energy, said the Hotties were the first mass-produced 100 per cent recycled extruded wood logs to be manufactured in the UK and were totally renewable.
The Hotties are made using an extruder machine at Symonds Farm in Risby.
“We use timber such as sawdust, wood off cuts from factories and joinery waste, dry it and then compress it into Hotties.
“They only have four per cent moisture content so the heat value can be up to three times that of usual logs, which gives reliable burning and means they are extremely eco-friendly,” said Mr Jardine.
“Our customers are a wide range of retailers, including garden centres, petrol forecourts, wood burner and stove shops, and fuel merchants.
“We also supply direct to the public in larger quantities.
“We have a good coverage of customers from the Shetland Islands to Guernsey as well as in Spain and France.
“We currently have just over 200 retail stockists and I’m very pleased because this is growing weekly at present.”
He said there had been ‘exceptional interest’ in its UK-made charcoal.
“Ninety-five per cent of charcoal in the UK is imported and we are one of very few manufacturers to be able to provide it in this country,” Mr Jardine said.
For more on the company, visit www.bridgebrooke.co.uk
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