Biomass Fuel Gaining Government Support

Biomass Fuel Gaining Government Support

By on Sep 15, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Here at PH Winterton and Son, we know the benefit of using a renewable energy source such as biomass fuel and how it impacts our environment.

It has recently been announced that the UK government will be investing £4 million in biomass products across 24 projects. For this blog, we will tell you all you need to know about this investment and why biomass remains the best sustainable energy source.

What was announced?

Projects (including start-ups and family-run businesses to research institutes and universities, will receive funding of up to £200,0000 from the Government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme to produce low-carbon energy using organic materials.

These projects will boost the productivity of biomass in the UK, with projects such as breeding, planting, cultivating and harvesting organic energy materials.

UK Energy Minister Lord Callanan said,

“We are backing UK innovators to ensure we have a homegrown supply of biomass materials, which is part of our wider plans to continue driving down carbon emissions as we build back greener.”

UK Net Zero business champion Andrew Griffith added,

“Innovation is crucial to achieving a low carbon future and it’s fantastic that the UK is home to so much world-leading entrepreneurial talent that will help us meet our climate change commitments.”

Trusted suppliers of Biomass Fuel

Here at PH Winterton, we are proud to be part of the approved Biomass Supplier List from the UK government. The Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) was introduced in April 2014 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which was formerly the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Using biomass fuel pellets allows participants in the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) to easily demonstrate to Ofgem that the fuel used in biomass boilers meets the RHI sustainability criteria needed to claim their RHI payments.

The fuel you will receive from PH Winterton is environmentally friendly and highly efficient meaning you will save money on energy bills whilst protecting the environment.

All of the sawmill waste we create our biomass pellets with is of uniform size and debris-free from harmful contaminants such as metal which reduces emissions of the gases responsible for acid rain plus cut down CO2 emissions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us now.