Following continued growth in the UK’s biomass fuel market and to further support ambitious expansion plans, Yorkshire-based, Y Pellets, has appointed Mathew Thomas as Business Development Manager for Southern England and Wales.
With extensive experience in the energy and renewables industry, Mathew will support the company’s growing sales and distribution capability across southern parts of the UK, as well as develop new business contracts with private and commercial customers operating in industries such as leisure & tourism, agriculture, healthcare and the public sector.
Mathew, from Suffolk, has extensive experience of the UK’s renewables and clean energy market having worked previously for biomass, solar PV and heat-pump installation organisations. His first-hand knowledge of the sector will now enable the Goole-based company to expand its offering and deliver tonnes of biomass wood pellets to new customers and organisations in the South and South West regions.
He commented, “This is an exciting time for Y Pellets so to be part of a rapidly growing organisation that has ambitious plans to revolutionise supply to the wood pellet market, offers great opportunities. The energy sector has changed dramatically over recent years and as people and organisations become increasingly aware of climate change and the need to be more efficient through their fuel supplies, we can help them to adopt a change in behaviour and ultimately attitude towards cleaner living in the built environment.
“Biomass is one area that has grown significantly in demand, especially in relation to commercial use, with more and more companies installing biomass boiler systems to meet their energy requirements. This could be a local SME to a large manufacturer or rural agricultural producer, therefore serving those clients to the south of Goole, effectively and efficiently, was always part of our plans.”
Y Pellets is due to start construction of a new, advanced manufacturing wood refinery in East Yorkshire. The company is part of a larger European organisation which currently transports sustainably-sourced wood pellets direct to its dedicated 5,000 tonne storage facility at the Port of Goole. The new plant, which is the first of its kind in the UK and only the second of its kind to be built in the world due to new technologies and patented processes, will see pellet production start in Summer 2019.
Y Pellets delivers premium quality, EN Plus, biomass wood pellets to homes and businesses including SMEs, B2B/B2C companies.