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 Son.