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Shipping Container Conversions 20ft Biomass click to zoom image

Shipping Container Conversions 20ft Biomass

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High cube shipping containers are 9ft 6in tall, which gives an extra foot of height over standard shipping containers, making it a popular choice for conversion projects. The conversion featured here was designed and converted for use as a container for a biomass fuel converter.
CD Code CS23136

20ft high cube shipping container

This ecologically friendly unit has two purposes - slurry management, and providing a renewable energy source. As it is prohibited to dispose of animal waste on the land, the many tonnes of slurry produced by farms on a regular basis is usually taken away by tankers to landfill sites. Our client, has been given a renewable energy grant to use this slurry to convert to gas - and it all takes place inside this design of container we have produced for them.

Follow our step by step process, to see how an ordinary shipping container is transformed into a unit that converts cow dung into gas for domestic consumption!

The CAD drawing

This enables us to be sure the client is happy with the design before we go ahead, and is sent to the workshop as the definitive guide to the work to be done.

Bespoke doors

Flat panel end doors

Our client requested 2 sets of doors at different locations in the container. The first is a set of bespoke double doors, in the front wall, unsual in that they are both shorter and narrower than standard end doors in containers. Secured with a five lever mortice lock, these doors are designed for occasional use to bring machinery in.

Small front end doors

Side personnel door

Durbar floor plate

This is a protective, steel floor plate, with two functions - to protect the timber floor against spillages, and to prevent slippage, with its raised pattern surface. The sheets are cut to size on the guillotine, in smaller sections, and then seam welded to the container floor.

Partitioning the container

Our client wanted two seperate internal areas, so we created this using box steel to make a framework for the partition, This is then fully welded into the container, dividing it into one smaller room, and one larger. The framework of the partition is then filled with 2mm thick steel sheets, and painted both sides.

2 x 500mm apetures

Our client needed two apertures cut into the container wall, one above the personnel door, and one down by the floor opposite. This allows our client to fit their own vents, or extractor fan.

Ply lining and insulation

Using 12mm plywood over 100mm rockwall, all walls of the container, including the ceiling and doors are insulated. For full details of this process, see our article on Ply Lined Containers

The final touches - Repainting


For a clean, fresh appearance, all internal surfaces are painted white.


The container is sprayed with a green, rubberised container paint

Work on the container is now completed, and it is ready to be delivered for a fresh start converting waste.

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.
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