How does it work?
Biomass boilers burn wood pellets, chips, logs or other biological materials which are fed – automatically, semi-automatically, or by hand into a combustion chamber where they are ignited. The hot gas and air produced by this process travel through a flue, and are then passed through a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to the water used in the property’s central heating system. The excess heat is also stored in a thermal tank (also called a buffer vessel).
NB. Biomass boilers can usually easily be integrated with existing space, under floor and water heating systems.
Why choose us for Biomass?
We supply and install only high quality Biomass systems which include pellet and log gasification boilers. Our Biomass heating systems can replace or integrate with your existing heating system and qualify for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.
Commercial Biomass Systems?
Commercial Biomass systems are now eligible for financial support under Phase 1 of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
Phase 1 came into operation on 28th November 2011 for non domestic generators to provide long term tariff support for industrial, business and public sector heat users. Organisations will be able to apply to Ofgem for support under the scheme and will receive payments on a quarterly basis for heat generated over 20 years.
Domestic Biomass Systems?
Domestic biomass systems will come under Phase 2 of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, the details of which will be anounced in the autumn of 2012 and come into affect in the spring of 2013.
Biomass or wood fuelled heating systems have been widely used throughout Europe for many years. Although the principle of burning wood to produce heat is simple the technology involved is very advanced and reliable.
At present the UK has a well established pellet manufacturing industry producing around 400,000 tonnes per year of which 80% is currently exported. Globally the production of pellets has risen from 3 million tonnes in 2000 to 18 million tonnes in 2011 with Europe at the forefront of development and the price has remained stable for the last few years.
The obvious benefits to the environment are the reduction in the need for carbon loaded fossil fuels and the increased management of forestry to provide the raw materials for biomass fuels. Sourcing fuel locally also reduces transport costs and boosts the local economy. Biomass fuels are classed as carbon neutral because they release the same amount of carbon as they absorbed whilst growing which will in turn be absorbed by the next crop that grows so creating a sustainable cycle. Fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil on the other hand release concentrated amounts of carbon went burnt, this carbon was captured millions of years ago by trees and plants etc and has been stored under ground ever since.
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