As MCS accredited installers of Biomass systems we can design, and install a biomass system that will meet your needs and protect yourself from rising energy costs.
So what is Biomass?
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-derived materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass.
It is a renewable, low carbon fuel that is already widely available throughout the UK. Its production and use also brings additional environmental and social benefits. Correctly managed, biomass is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions when compared with fossil fuels.
As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of bio-fuel.
Wood remains the largest biomass energy source today and for domestic biomass boilers it is critical that the fuel is sufficiently dry. This should be in the region of 5 – 20% moisture depending on whether you boiler is burning wood chip, pellets, or logs.
Benefits of using biomass as a sustainable fuel include:-
- Biomass is a “carbon lean” fuel producing a fraction of the Carbon emissions of fossil fuels
- Biomass can be sourced locally, from within the UK, on an indefinite basis, contributing to security of supply.
- UK sourced biomass can offer local business opportunities and support the rural economy.
- The establishment of local networks of production and usage, allows financial and environmental costs of transport to be minimized. There is no region in the UK that cannot be a producer of biomass.
- The use of biomass fuel provides an economic incentive to manage woodland which improves biodiversity.
- Many biomass fuels generate lower levels of such atmospheric pollutants as Sulphur dioxide, that contributes to ‘acid rain’. Modern biomass combustion systems are highly sophisticated, offering combustion efficiency and emission levels comparable with the best fossil fuel boilers.
Contact us to discuss the most suitable system for your property.