Posts made in August, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Biomass Boilers

Everything You Need to Know About Biomass Boilers

By on Aug 28, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass boilers are designed to burn solid fuels classed as biomass to create heat using materials such as wood chip and wood pellets. P.H Winterton and Son have been supplying biomass fuel wood pellets for a number of years to customers all over the country, helping to fuel more renewable heat sources. For our latest blog, we are going to do a deep dive into biomass boilers, how they work and why you should consider investing in one. Do Biomass Fuel Boilers Produce Smoke or Other Emissions? A well-designed biomass boiler using biomass fuel that is specified by its manufacturer, should not produce any smoke. Black smoke can sometimes be produced if the fuel is too wet for the boiler. All biomass boilers produce oxides of nitrogen, especially nitrogen dioxide. Temperatures required to ensure the complete combustion of wood gases will create conditions where atmospheric oxygen and nitrogen can combine chemically. The majority of biomass boilers have a combustion control system that is capable of low NOx emissions, which means they produce less NOx than oil boilers. They also do not produce any oxides of sulphur. How Reliable are Biomass Boilers? The reliability of a biomass system is closely linked to the quality of fuel being burned. Wood pellet systems are more reliable and less prone to breakdown when compared to woodchip systems. How Do I Get Rid of Ash from my Biomass Boiler? Ash created from timber biomass boilers contains the minerals taken up by the trees during growth (such as potassium and phosphorus), which unless it’s been contaminated can form a valuable fertiliser. This ash can be spread in the garden and helps to reduce the acidity in the soil. If you are not much of a gardener, it can be easily disposed of in your household waste. Get in Touch for More Information We are proud to be one of the approved suppliers of biomass fuel in the UK government’s Biomass Supplier List. This means you are getting the best renewable heating product from a quality-assured company. If you have any questions about biomass boilers of fuel, please contact P.H Winterton and...

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Biomass Fuel Continues to Rise in Popularity

Biomass Fuel Continues to Rise in Popularity

By on Aug 20, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

The use of biomass fuel has increased during the first quarter of 2020, according to data released from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. P.H Winterton is the country’s leading provider of biomass fuel pellets, we are also part of the government’s approved Biomass Energy Supplier List. Here we are going to look at the increase in the use of renewable energy and explain a bit more about our grades of biomass wood pellets. Renewable Energy Usage Increasing Renewable energy accounted for 47% of electricity generation during the first quarter of 2020, which is an increase of 11.1% when compared to the same period during 2019. Total renewable electricity capacity in the UK was measured at 47.7 gigawatts throughout the first quarter, which also increased by 5.2% compared to 2019. Different Grades of Pellets Explained P.H Winterton currently offers two different grades of biomass pellets. P16 grade pellets have a moisture content that is under 25% whilst our P35 grade pellets are highly absorbent and can be used in a number of applications. We are able to supply the wood chip produced in large quantities all year round, with the following benefits – A naturally dry form of fuel Recycled product as it is carbon neutral The use of wood that would normally be wasted or sent to landfill A cost-effective heating solution All of our biomass fuel is processed using our custom designed and built plant that chips and screens the wood to two different sizes while extracting all fines less than 6mm from the fuel. Talk to P.H Winterton about Biomass Fuel For over 60 years, P.H Winterton and Son have been providing animal bedding for customers all over the country and in recent years we have expanded our services to include sawmill waste collection plus biomass fuel. If you have any questions about any of our products mentioned here, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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Demand for Biomass Fuel Continues to Grow

Demand for Biomass Fuel Continues to Grow

By on Aug 13, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has revealed statistics that show renewable resources, such as biomass fuel accounting for 12.3% of the nation’s total energy consumption during 2019. P.H Winterton and Son are the leading suppliers of biomass fuel across the UK, and for our latest blog, we are going to focus on the importance of bio-energy. The Increased Importance of Bio Energy Electricity generated from renewable sources across the UK, reached a record 37.1% last year, which increased 4% on the previous year/ This increase reflected a 6.5% rise in renewable generation capacity to 47.2 gigawatts. Despite reduced nuclear output, the BEIS has stated that low-carbon electricity’s share of generation increase from 52.6% to 54.4%, which was driven by the increase in renewables generation. The BEIS also noted that the bioenergy and waste share of primary energy consumption has tripled over the past 10 years, from 3.2% in 2009 up to 10% in 2019. Biomass Fuel Explained Biomass fuel is an organic material that is produced in a renewable manner creating heat or power. There are currently two popular components from the joinery and farming industry that create biomass fuels, animal and wood wastes. The reason PH Winterton and Son started producing biomass fuel is that joineries were struggling to dispose of surplus wood, meaning we were able to sell this as a renewable energy product. We use Grade A wood residue from sawmill waste collection that can be burned in a boiler for industrial heating plus electricity. Get in Touch for More Information If you would like to know more about P.H Winterton’s biomass fuels, please contact us today. We currently offer two different types of fuel; P16 grade, a smaller size of wood chip plus P35 Grade, which is a Grade Wood that has no contaminations...

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Why Shavings are Great for Cattle Bedding

Why Shavings are Great for Cattle Bedding

By on Aug 6, 2020 in Blog, Shavings |

Good quality shavings from P.H Winterton and Son is the best bedding material for dairy cows and their cubicles all over the country. Our bedding materials are light in weight, easy-to-use and work well with automated scrapers and slurry systems. High-quality cattle bedding needs to be non-abrasive, dry, highly absorbent, does not cause clouds of dust and keeps your cows clean and comfortable and handles well in slurry systems. Invest in the Finest Cow Bedding Investing in the best cattle bedding ensures your cows do not get hock infections, experience high levels of mastitis, lameness or high cell counts. These issues can result in reduced lying times and less milk produced. Hock infections are a major cause of lameness in dairy cows and can lead to wound infections that could result in abortions in cows. Poor quality shavings can also cause damage to the skin which if it comes into contact with bacteria can result in hock or foot infections which can impact on their performance. Comfort for cows is extremely important as an extra hour of lying time could be worth a litre of milk. Bacteria only multiply in warm, damp conditions which means keeping cubicle beds and bedding dry with adequate ventilation. This removes moisture from buildings, reduces humidity and allows beds to dry. The Best Shavings Bedding from PH Winterton P.H Winterton and Son offer three types of cubicle bedding which is ideal for cattle. Firstly we have soft-dust bedding that is made from 100% softwood that is kiln-dried and made to the highest standards. Our agri-dust sawdust has become one of the most popular brands of sawdust across the UK because of its quality and consistency. Its grains are screened to 3mm or less which leaves less chance of abrasion or illness that can be caused by other animal bedding. P.H Winterton has also added Zebra Fibre animal bedding to our range, which can be used as both cow or equine bedding because of its superb absorbency qualities. If you would like to know more about our cow bedding products, please contact us...

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