EOGB announces support for OFTEC strategy

Burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB Energy Products has announced its backing for OFTEC’s proposals to decarbonise the UK’s 1.5 million off-grid homes by converting them to a low-carbon bio-oil, a goal that supports the government’s Clean Growth Strategy ambitions.

“There are many homes and businesses across the UK that rely heavily on oil heating and, although the common perception seems to be that oil heating cannot improve in terms of carbon reduction, this could not be further from the truth,” said Martin Cooke, EOGB technical director.

“There is plenty of life left in the liquid fuel heating industry and we are working hard alongside OFTEC to prove the viability of low carbon liquid fuel alternatives to the proposals set out in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

“The updated Boiler Plus policy paper also overlooks the fact that many oil-fired boilers on the market can already achieve the 92% ErP efficiency that will be required for any new gas boiler installations from April 2018.”