Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye – Comparison of GHG emissions wood chip and pellets

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, is a modern campus, part of the University of Highlands and Islands and is situated by the sea on the southern peninsula of Sleat on the Isle of Skye.  This case study aims to provide a brief summary of the potential differences in greenhouse gas emissions arising from the use of wood chips and wood pellets for the Kilbeg village site of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

More information on Sabhal Mòr Ostaig can be found at

The full case study on the GHG emissions comparison can be downloaded here: Sabhal Mor Ostaig – GHG emissions wood chip and pellets

Wick District Heating Scheme (Ignis Biomass Ltd)

This is a district heating scheme in Wick in the Caithness region of Scotland. This uses woodchip to generate heat by combustion, supplying steam to Pulteney Distillery and providing heating to c.130 homes and public buildings in the area.

Information on Ignis Biomass Ltd. who operate this scheme is available at

The full case study is available to download Case Study for Wick District Heating Scheme

Creed Integrated Waste Management Facility

This facility is based on the Isle of Lewis, part of the Outer Hebrides. It involves the treatment of biowaste (paper, garden & kitchen waste) to produce energy by anaerobic digestion and CHP (fuelled by biogas).

More information on this facility can be found at