The environmental benefits of biomass heating are twofold firstly biomass heating is classed as low carbon; as the carbon released during the generation of energy is balanced by that absorbed by trees during their growth.
On the understanding the wood is taken from regenerative forests, biomass heating is incredibly sustainable. Secondly, recycling these waste products avoids disposing of them at landfill sites, helping the UK’s growing waste management problem.
Biomass heating is a process where organic matter undergoes combustion to release heat into the atmosphere. The production of energy from biomass is split into three distinct categories solid biomass, bio-gas and liquid bio fuels.
Where small scale domestic heating applications are concerned, the biomass fuel usually takes the form of wood pellets, chips or logs, which are used to run a biomass boiler.
Biomass heating appliances can be seen as a direct replacement to the conventional boiler, but the most economically viable installations are in non-mains-gas areas.
Biomass heating appliances that replace oil appliances can reap significant savings, especially as the supply in wood pellets rises the prices of pellets will continue to fall.
Wood pellet burner
Neutro: Vokera’s wood pellet biomass boilers, burn specially produced wood pellets.
This technology can be classed as low carbon, because, approximately the same amount of CO2 released during burning the pellets is absorbed during the life of the tree, resulting in low net CO2 emissions.
Biomass boilers can be an ideal alternative to some traditional systems, in off mains gas areas.