The term ‘Biomass’ refers to a variety of fuels including woodchip, woodpellets, animal waste and logs that can be burned in a biomass boiler or stove to produce useful energy for space heating, hot water heating and even electricity. In the right situation it can be a truly sustainable solution.
Biomass is a very flexible fuel and can be used in a variety of ways; it is most suited as a direct replacement for fossil fuels such as oil and LPG. Some careful considerations need to be given to installing biomass as the two main factors that seem to get overlooked are fuel deliveries and the level of interaction with the technology.
We have installed biomass in Turkey sheds, domestic properties, churches, and communal district systems. For some basic information and the key things to consider if you’re thinking about installing biomass download RenEnergy’s guide. The guide includes a chart that will help to identify what sort of biomass boiler and fuel type would be most suited to your needs.
- How Does it Work?
It works by burning the fuel you put in it the fuel can be moved automatically by auger, blower and this can be quite automated. This heat is then exchanged with water and put into the building.
- What are the benefits?
The benefits are that biomass is cheaper than fossil fuels and is classed as zero carbon. It also attracts a payment on the RHI if it is the right solution then it should be a long lasting financial and environmental and sustainable solution.
- Is a Biomass system suitable for me?
Biomass is suitable in most situations. The key factor is the delivery and storage of the material you are going to burn.
- Costs, savings and financial support
Biomass cost of installation can vary massively and these we can guide you on from a free quotation
- Can I retrofit a Biomass system to my existing house?
What types of biomass fuels are there:
- Virgin wood from forestry, arboricultural activities or from wood processing
- Energy crops high yield crops grown specifically for energy applications
- Agricultural residues: residues from agriculture harvestin, animal waste or processing
- Food waste from food and drink manufacture, preparation and processing, and post-consumer waste
- Industrial waste and co-products from manufacturing and industrial processes
To find out more about whether a Biomass Boiler meets your requirements please contact our technical team to discuss your needs.