3MWe Biomass CHP

Volac International

Volac is one of Europe’s fastest growing and ambitious international dairy nutrition businesses. Products include high performance nutritional products and feeding systems for the agricultural market; high performance whey ingredients for the global sport, health and food markets and nutritionally rich dairy ingredients for the world’s leading food, beverage companies.


The Felinfach manufacturing site in West Wales requires large quantities of heat and power to produce the drying and evaporation energy for the processes that are involved in manufacture of the dairy products.

The installation of a Biomass CHP plant to produce 3MW of electricity via an ORC turbine and 16MW of heat off take for the factory processes will significantly reduce the reliance on imported liquified gas and oil to the site.


Sustainable Energy was appointed for managing the accreditation process for the renewable heat incentive including drafting of process meter arrangements; heat loss assessments; distribution pipe insulation advice, emission monitoring, certification and administration for the RHI.


Sustainable Energy supported Volac in the design of the meter placement and eligibility conditions for the Renewable Heat Incentive and provided services for the accreditation of the boiler and CHP plant. Sustainable Energy provides ongoing compliance support for Volac for CHPQA, ROCs and RHI including audit support.