Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP)

Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP)

Carbon Reduction Plan Template

Supplier name: Puffin Energy Ltd

Publication date: 22/04/2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Puffin Energy Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2025

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.


Baseline Year: 2020

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

Baseline year emissions: 2020


TOTAL: 1,822 (tCO2e)

Scope 1

Transport: 70 (tCO2e)

Scope 2

Heat and Power: 1,752 (tCO2e)

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

Carbon Offsetting: 0 (tCO2e)

Total Emissions

1,822 (tCO2e)



Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023


TOTAL: 495 (tCO2e)

Scope 1

Transport: 73 (tCO2e)

Scope 2

Heat and Power: 422 (tCO2e)

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

Carbon Offsetting: Tree planting of 750,000 trees – 18,465 (tCO2e)

Total Emissions

- 17,970 (tCO2e)

Emissions reduction targets


Puffin are committed to reducing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Nitrous Oxide (NOx) emissions. Puffin was founded in 2007 to offer renewable fuels to our local community. Wood pellets and wood chips are internationally recognised as a Net Zero fuel, as the carbon released by burning them is sequestered by the new trees that are planted. We are working with Zero Waste Scotland towards our target of all aspects of our business to be Net Zero by 2025. The steps we have taken to achieve this includes:

  • The installation of more energy efficient LED lighting in all areas of the production plants and offices.
  • The installation of a new drying process, powered from biomass wood that cannot be used in our wood pellets. This removed our need for fossil fuels for drying and ensures that no timber is wasted.
  • In 2016 we were the first in the UK to install a state-of-the-art wood pellet fired, Combined Heat and Power Plant at our headquarters in Insch. The system uses our own wood pellets to create electricity to run our offices. Surplus electricity is fed to the national grid. The heat created by the system is then utilised to dry the woodchip for Aboyne Academy, to ensure no energy is wasted.
  • Puffin installed 256 (100kW of electric) solar panels to the roof of the pellet production plant in 2022/23. The Puffin Head Office also has 25kWE solar panels installed.

Puffin are FSC certified. FSC certification confirms that forests and the supply chain are being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. All wood used by Puffin in our wood pellets and wood chip come from only FSC certified forestry.

In 2020, we purchased 860 acres of un-utilised ground at Foudland, near Huntly where we planted 750,000 trees over 2022 and 2023. This will absorb an additional 20,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere, to offset the carbon produced by our delivery vehicles.

To deal with NOx emissions, all plant and machinery used in the production process are compliant with T4F emission standards and our fleet of vehicles are in line with the latest standards as set out in Euro 6 emissions documentation. All our diesel vehicles and machinery use Adblue in their engines. AdBlue is added to the exhaust gas. This reacts with Nitrogen Oxide gas (NOx gas) created by the engine and breaks it down into harmless nitrogen and water vapour.

As we manage the whole process including collection of raw material, pellet production and delivery to end users in house, we have full control over ensuring our carbon footprint is as low as possible. We operate a true Circular Economy throughout our family of companies as we plant trees, deliver logs to the sawmill, take the residues from the sawmill to our production plant, where it is then made into pellets to heat local businesses and homes. The way that we can do all of this without leaving the Northeast of Scotland is what makes our company unique and ensures the lowest Carbon Footprint available to our customers. We are currently working to become a certified carbon neutral supplier of wood pellets by 2025 and following that, we aim to become the first carbon negative wood pellet producer by 2030. To aid in the delivery of this contract, we have considered the transportation of raw material, production of pellets and deliveries to individual sites and have calculated that the current annual CO2 emissions will be approx. 48.29 kg CO2eq/tonne, representing a saving of up to 96% when compared with using heating oil or natural gas.

Declaration and Sign Off

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.

Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard[3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Allyn Harper

Date: 23/04/2024