Why Biomass Fuel Boilers are Essential

Why Biomass Fuel Boilers are Essential

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

Biomass fuel boilers offer a great renewable and sustainable heating solution, which can also give users savings on energy bills.

Since the start of the Renewable Heating Incentive new build properties and conversions have been employing biomass boilers more and more, especially in larger buildings.

Biomass is also now included in the Green Homes Grant scheme.

For this blog, we will explain biomass energy in greater detail.

Biomass Explained

Biomass boilers burn natural materials such as wood pellets, chips or logs to provide heating and power hot water boilers. In brief, biomass is any organic material that can be used as fuel and in the UK and European domestic markets wood pellet boilers are easily the most commonly used.

The main biomass products used in homes are wood-based due to the potential clean burn.

Biomass is a carbon-neutral fuel as CO2 is absorbed by trees as they grow through photosynthesis, which also removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

CO2 is emitted when the fuel burns, with the amount measured as equal to that absorbed during growth plus any additional carbon produced while manufacturing and transporting the fuel source.

Wood pellets are the most consistent biomass fuel as they are usually very even sizes with the density automatically fed into the burner plus its easy to store and they have very low ash content.

PH Winterton‘s range of wood pellets is made from sawmill waste, with the wood being compressed and converted to sawdust before being compressed into pellets.

Talk to the Experts

If you are looking to add a renewable heating source to your next construction project, get in touch with PH Winterton and Son to discuss biomass fuel in greater detail.

We are part of the government’s approved Biomass Supplier List, which allows members of the Renewable Heating Incentive to receive discounts on their heating bills by using a renewable energy product.

Don’t forget we also provide a Sawmill Waste collection service to ensure we continue to provide biomass wood pellets too.