Biomass boilers can be fully automated just like conventional fossil fuel boilers, using a bulk store to supply the boiler with fuel. They can supply radiator circuits, underfloor heating and hot water systems. Small domestic boilers with an output of around 20kw and below, can be compact, manually fed and installed without accumulator tanks, but larger boilers would be ideally installed using accumulator tanks and bulk fuel stores, and therefore require more space.
How the system works?
Biomass boilers use fuel from a sustainable source and burn logs, wood-chip or pellets made from waste materials. This is a cost effective resource and a viable option for many consumers to reduce their heating bills forever.
Benefits of biomass
- A low carbon option- the amount of co2 emitted during the combustion of the wood is the same amount that was absorbed over the years that the tree was growing. This process is therefore sustainable as long as new trees are planted in place of those used for fuel.
- You can cut your co2 emissions by between 3 and 8 tonnes a year.
- Biomass boiler systems are eligible for financial support from the renewable heat incentive (RHI).
- Affordable heating fuel- a biomass boiler can be a profitable way of heating your home. Based on a typical 3 bed semi-detached house a bio mass boiler could save you up to £720 a year on heating bills compared to LPG and £580 a year compared to electricity.
Wood pellets are made from sawdust, either from a by-product of sawmills or other sustainable sources, and are compressed through a die.
The wood pellets which we supply are 6mm premium quality EnPlus A1 accredited pellets which are highly recommended by the leading biomass boiler manufacturers. These pellets are sourced from sustainable woodlands, have an ash content of <0.7%, a dust content of <1%, a moisture content of <10% and an ash melting temperature of >1200⁰C. Combining all these elements makes our wood pellets the most efficient and economically viable pellets to use.
If the pellets become wet or their moisture content exceeds 10% their efficiency will deteriorate. However, our pellets will be stored in watertight containers away from any moisture so their water content will never exceed 10%. This therefore means the pellets which we supply will always be the finest EnPlus A1 quality wood pellets available.
As a company we will be installing both a Hargassner boiler from Wood Energy and also a Trianco. Wood Energy are widely acknowledged as a biomass specialist and has been a pioneer of biomass in the UK since the early stages of the industry. They have been dedicated to biomass for much longer than most other providers in the market and they only provide biomass. For more information on Wood Energy and the Hargassner boilers they provide visit Wood Energy.
Trianco’s pedigree can be traced right back to the 1850s and is the umbrella brand for a variety of heating products. Trianco have a portfolio consisting of a range of perfectly engineered and superbly produced heating products. For further information visit Trianco.
Energy Saving Trust – Microgeneration Consumer Guide Biomass Heating
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – RHI Calculator