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What is biomass?
Biomass is a clean renewable energy source that comes from various natural waste sources, such as wood, leaves, paper and food. The carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burned is the same amount that is absorbed over the months and years by plants and trees, which makes biomass fuel carbon-neutral.
How do biomass boilers work?
Biomass boilers offer an environmentally sound heating solution by burning wood pellets, wood chips or logs to provide warmth in a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers. Boilers are fully automatic, they control the amount of fuel and air supplied to the combustion chamber and as a result they are highly efficient. They are fed with wood chips or pellets from a large hopper sited nearby. If you have space, manufacturers recommend a hopper that is big enough to hold a years supply of fuel. They come in a range of sizes, depending on your heat load requirements, and are clean and easy to maintain. Wood fuel boiler systems could also benefit from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Benefits of a biomass boiler
A renewable energy source: Biomass is derived from organic waste. Trees and crops can be replanted to replace what has been used.
Carbon-neutral: The burning of biomass releases only a small amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is absorbed by living organisms such as plants and trees.
Renewable Heat Incentive: Installations are eligible for payments from the RHI, which is a Government backed scheme.
Is a biomass boiler suitable for my home?
It is important to have sufficient space for the boiler and storage space for the fuel, appropriate access to the boiler for loading and a local fuel supplier. You will need to have a flue that meets the regulations for wood burning appliances and there must be sufficient air movement for proper operation of the boiler. AES ensure installation comply with all safety and building regulations. If the building is listed or in an area of outstanding natural beauty, AES will check with the local council’s planning department before a flue is fitted.
Cost and savings
The use of a biomass boiler will significantly reduce your carbon dioxide emissions – around 7.5 tonnes a year when a wood-fuelled boiler replaces a coal fired system or electric storage heating. Financial savings are more variable – if you replace a gas heating system with a wood-burning system you could save £100 a year, but if you are replacing electric heating you could save as much as £580 per year. The Government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) also means that there is a financial incentive to installing biomass boilers, as the RHI will generate a fixed annual payment for twenty years.
The cost of installing a biomass boiler via AES will be significantly cheaper than any of our competitors. This is made possible by low overheads and purchasing direct from manufacturers.