New energy system installed at Florence Park.
Colchester United's Florence Park training ground is more environmentally friendly than ever, following the recent installation of a biomass plant at the Tiptree site.
The plant has been installed by Blueflame, who were also recently unveiled as the club's U16s team sponsor.
The system at Florence Park will use approximately 24 tonnes of wood pellets per year with an efficiency level of up to 98%.
Previously the heating and hot water system was fuelled by expensive LPG, and the system will not only provide an income for the club from the renewable energy incentive, but will reduce the carbon emissions by approximately 17,000kG, fitting in with the club's community ethos.
Director of Blueflame, James Mealing said: "Blueflame was delighted to be asked to install a biomass system at Florence Park.
"A biomass system fits perfectly with Colchester United's commitment to the community as it significantly reduces carbon emissions in the local area using renewable energy.
"The players and staff at Florence Park will now enjoy heating and hot water without using up the countries gas resources and the club will see a significant reduction in fuel costs."