Chip Chip is a consistent quality, high calorific wood chip fuel specifically produced to get the highest possible performance from biomass boilers.
From our own depots across the UK, the company sells only sustainable, traceable, high quality dried wood fuel that conforms to the stringent rules set out by the Biomass Suppliers List and The Green Dragon Environmental Management Standard – Level 4.
Chip Chip wood fuel is tested monthly at a UKAS Accreditation Centre for particulate size, fines content and moisture content. Additionally, daily checks are undertaken in-house via the company’s own Quality Assurance Scheme.
By chipping its own wood, Chip Chip ensures product consistency. Experience has proven that particulate size cannot be guaranteed by a third party chipper. The wood is chipped when wet to BS EN 14961, then dried to the moisture content as required.
High performance biomass boilers are only as good as the fuel they burn. Anything other than virgin wood with no more than 20% moisture content will have a negative impact on the kWh output and RHI payments. Chip Chip produces 20% moisture content (+/- 2%) to ensure the fuel burns cleanly and efficiently and results in higher kWh output and higher calorific value per tonne. Wood chip with little or no moisture content burn too rapidly. Wood chip with more than the recommended moisture content reduces the power output and causes excessive tarring, ash production and emissions.
Chip Chip currently have 10 locations around the UK, and growing. So whatever the location or volume demand they are able to meet client needs quickly and efficiently.
Mary brings to the table a decade of experience in management consulting for AT&T, US West and later with Deloitte Consulting focused on strategy and financial processes as well as 5 years in Private Equity. Throughout her career, Mary has been instrumental in setting up the underlying systems and controls for effective running of the businesses. During the most recent 5 years, Mary was part of a team that set up a Private Equity boutique, acting as COO. She is now able to use these skills to lead Chip Chip in operations as well as securing equity and debt financing in order to roll out further operations. Mary is responsible for securing and managing the long term wood contract (on take agreement) for the business as well as the overall strategy for the direction of the company, guiding an ever-growing team and client base. Along with her experience, Mary has a BA in Economics as well as an advanced degree MIA in Macro Economics from Columbia University.
Fergal runs the market leading biomass boiler supplier and installer Strong Energy. Through subsidiary company Wood Energy, the Group has over 150Mw of installed boiler capacity in the UK market. Strong Energy owns the exclusive UK distribution rights for Hargassner and Binder boilers. The Strong Energy team work closely with Chip Chip in delivering service and maintenance contracts and in providing a sales channel to sell woodchip to their existing customer base.
Fergal previously worked for the Kingspan Group in numerous roles, holds a B.Comm degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin.
As Non-Executive Director, Catherine provides entrepreneurial leadership for the organization on issues pertaining to strategy, risk management, financial performance and executive staffing. Catherine is committed to maximizing company value, ensuring a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency.
She has a long track record in key finance positions. As Finance Director of one of the first Western radio groups in Eastern Europe and Russia, Catherine managed the finance function across 6 subsidiary companies from their European headquarters in Austria and led the finance function through the ultimate sale of the company. Later, Catherine was a founding partner launching innovative music and radio services in the Netherlands, whereby leading market position for the start-up stations was achieved in one of the most mature, settled markets in Europe. American born and educated, she has an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Finance and has worked and lived the past 20+ years in Europe