What is biomass?
Biomass is a renewable source of energy because trees and crops can be replanted to replace what’s used. Biomass fuels come from natural sources such as wood, leaves, paper and food waste products.
Commercial biomass boilers burn wood pellets, wood chips or logs for space heating or for connecting to central heating systems to provide hot water and heating. The fuel is fed from a hopper that can be large enough to hold a significant supply of fuel. When the biomass fuel is burned, carbon dioxide is released but this is equal to the amount absorbed during the life cycle. The emitted gas will be re-used by growing trees and plants. This makes biomass fuel carbon neutral.
What are the benefits of a biomass boiler?
Replacing your current heating system with a biomass boiler will significantly reduce your carbon emissions. It will also offer financial savings, the amount will depend on the type of heating system that you are replacing. Before you have a biomass boiler installed you’ll need to ensure that you firstly have sufficient space for the boiler and the required storage space for the fuel. You’ll also need to have suitable access to the boiler and a local fuel supplier. To give you an idea of the size of boiler that you will require, a general rule of thumb is that most commercial buildings require a heating demand of around 70 – 90 W/m2 so a single biomass boiler would be sufficient to heat a building of 1,100 – 1,400m2.
Biomass boilers can involve a high initial outlay. We keep the costs down for our customers with low overheads and by purchasing the boilers direct from manufacturers. We intal the Pellamctic Range manufactured by Okofen and the Propel Range from Green Energgy Engineering..