A century-old family farm is investing in a lower carbon future with a new combined heat and power boiler.
Run by the Janaway family for four generations Newlyns is a mixed farm in the picturesque village of Upton Grey in Hampshire, with arable crops, beef cattle, pigs and flocks of sheep.
Newlyns’ animals are reared to the highest standards of welfare, with a focus on traditional breeds and have complete traceability from field to shop.
Alongside the farm, Newlyns has retail units, a café and farm shop. As well as selling their own meat they have a dedicated Cheese Room stocking 95% British Cheese, and a fishmonger sourcing fish from Shoreham. They run cookery courses, and this year, offered a Christmas tree recycling service to customers.
The improvements: Combined Heat and Power
Newlyns is increasing its use of sustainably produced energy and reducing its reliance on the grid, with energy for the farm shop and café provided by combined heat and power (CHP) from two CHP boilers.
These will work alongside other biomass boilers already in place, so that Newlyns will be running predominantly on sustainably produced heat and power. The CHPs use sustainably sourced biomass fuel. The biomass boilers will also reduce cost to the business in the longer term.
How we have helped
We provided the farm – a customer for some 15 years – with a £150k loan to buy and install the CHP system. This investment in a lower carbon future was provided under the bank’s Clean Growth Finance scheme.
“It’s important for Newlyns to consider environmental impact. We have a very strong relationship and they are always looking at how they can increase their customer offering around the farm shop and retail units. We will do further projects.” Victoria Read, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Relationship Director.