BENISSA Town Hall has installed a biomass boiler to provide heating for the municipal swimming pool.
Together with a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, this will replace the previous oil-fired boiler. It is expected to bring savings of €80,000 a year while also cutting down on environmental pollution, explained Benissa’s Sports and Town Planning councillor, Arturo Poquet.
The boiler will consume wood obtained from tree prunings and deadfalls collected on municipally-owned land, which are then processed and dried at the local eco-park. This in turn provides a totally free fuel supply. Poquet said: “We intend to boost renewable and sustainable energy while reducing costs.”
The biomass boiler will pay for itself within a year and was acquired thanks to the town hall’s budget surplus at the end of 2013.