Interest-free loans for heat recovery

Published 26 April 10

Heat recovered from milk cooling systems can be used to pre-heat washing water giving energy savings of up to 60% according to The Carbon Trust.  And the energy savings could equate to £650 per year for a 150 cow dairy herd.  One way to finance installation of a heat recovery unit is to get a Carbon Trust zero interest loan. 

"There is a great pressure on dairy farmers to reduce costs and their carbon footprint," says DairyCo product manager Kate Cross. "Heat recovery is a simple and effective way to achieve this and a Carbon Trust interest-free loan is an excellent way to fund an installation."

To find out more about Carbon Trust loans, call 01865 885846 or visit

To calculate your water heating and milk cooling costs use the DairyCo energy calculators, available online at, or to find out about more ways of energy saving order the DairyCo booklet, Energy efficiency on farm, by calling 02476 478695 or emailing

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