Charity goes carbon-neutral

Energy company E.ON has given a £20,000 grant through its SOURCE community initiative to cover the cost of installing a carbon-neutral biomass boiler for the Magdalen Project charity


Energy company E.ON has given a £20,000 grant under its SOURCE community initiative to cover the cost of installing a carbon-neutral biomass boiler for the Magdalen Project charity.



The cash will enable the Chard, Somerset-based education centre to swap its ageing LPG boilers for a woodchip-burning biomass system to provide heating and hot water.



The new boiler system is expected to save the emission of 56 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year and will feature in the centre’s educational demonstrations.



E.ON launched its SOURCE fund in 2007 to help with the costs of sustainable energy projects for community buildings.



The fund is backed up by the SOURCE website, which provides information and advice for community groups seeking to become more energy efficient or generate their own energy from sustainable sources.