Posts Tagged "Biomass fuel"

How the New Government Bill Affects Biomass Fuel

How the New Government Bill Affects Biomass Fuel

By on Sep 11, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

A new strategy set for 2022 has been announced by the UK Government that looks set to support the use of biomass fuel. The UK Renewable Energy Association has welcomed this announcement, reiterating how important bioenergy is to a renewables revolution. P.H Winterton and Son are one of the leading providers of biomass fuel to clients all over the country. Here we will look at the announcement in greater detail and how biomass fuel could become more widely used. How Bioenergy Could Affect Climate Change The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is putting together a new bioenergy strategy in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 progress report, which was released in June. The report detailed progress for the UK in reducing emissions and looked at the government’s climate change mitigation activity. This report called for the UK to refresh its bioenergy strategy to include the best uses of biomass fuel and waste resources through until 2050. This includes wood in construction and the wider bio-economy, the role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) plus clear dates for CCS to be implemented in biomass and waste facilities. The BEIS intends to publish a new biomass energy strategy in 2022, which will build on the previous strategy released in 2012. It will aim to bring together many departments whose policies for net-zero involving the use of sustainable biomass. Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) commented, “We note the Government’s response to the CCC’s report and strongly welcome the government’s new commitment to delivering a revised Bioenergy Strategy for the U.K., in line with the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change and building on the REA’s own industry-led Bioenergy Strategy, published last year.” Leading Supplier of Biomass Fuel P.H Winterton currently offers two different types of biomass fuel, P16 grade (smaller size of wood chip) plus P35 grade (a grade wood with no contaminants present). We use Grade-A wood residue from sawmill waste collections which can be burnt in a boiler for industrial heating and electricity. Get in touch today to find out...

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Why Should I Use Biomass Energy?

Why Should I Use Biomass Energy?

By on Sep 4, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass is one of the most renewable energy sources which refers to biological material derived from living organisms such as wood and waste. P.H Winterton and Son have been producing biomass fuel using wood pellets that we have produced from collecting waste from sawmills, for a number of years. We are proud to be one of the UK Government’s approved Biomass Supplier List, reaffirming our commitment to producing the best products for our customers. 4 Advantages of Biomass Fuel Here are four main advantages of using biomass energy – 1. Renewable Energy Source – The main benefit of using biomass fuel is that it is a renewable source of energy. This means it cannot be depleted like fossil fuels. Biomass is mostly derived from plants, with plants needed to support life on planets. 2.Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Biomass helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which in turn has an impact on global warming and climate change. 3. Cleaner Environment – Biomass can also help clean our environment and with the world population only increasing, there is a problem with increased waste which needs to be correctly disposed of. A lot of garbage ends up in rivers, water streams, oceans which harms nearby ecosystems which has a negative impact on human health. 4. Biomass is Widely Available Energy Source – One of the main benefits of biomass energy is that it is a widely available source of energy. We all know fossil fuels are not going to last forever, whereas using biomass is more economic and environmental energy source. Get in Touch for More Information If you have never considered using biomass fuel before, contact P.H Winterton and Son with any questions you may have. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of great customer service plus supplying the best products. This is why we have been producing animal bedding and biomass fuel across six...

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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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