What is biomass?
Biomass is biological material derived entirely from living, or recently living organisms. Although often used to mean plant derived fuel, biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material.
What are the advantages over fossil fuels?
The carbon in biomass has been recently absorbed from the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2) by plants, using energy from the sun to carry out the binding process.
This means that biomass fuels take carbon out of the atmosphere while growing, and simply return it when burned. If managed sustainably, biomass is harvested as part of a constantly replenished crop; during woodland or arboricultural management, coppicing, or as part of a continuous programme of replanting. This maintains a closed carbon cycle, with no net increase in atmospheric CO2 levels and, therefore, a zero carbon footprint!
Huge fuel cost savings…
50% cheaper than oil
65% cheaper than LPG
75% cheaper than electricity!
Biomass boilers offer a wide choice of fuel options from wood chip and pellet to log and straw, our engineers will design a system to slash your heating energy costs.
Biomass boilers are ideal as district heating systems, with a centralised installation providing heat for a number of buildings. This flexibility makes the technology particularly attractive for multi-structure agricultural sites and community housing projects.
A range of grants and incentives exist in the UK to encourage the use of Biomass Heating including financial help with the purchase and installation of equipment… ask us for details!