What is a Biomass Boiler?
A biomass boiler is a heating system that is carbon friendly.
Where are Biomass Boilers used?
It is becoming more popular and is used particular in larger buildings. The cost of the boiler has also reduced making it a more affordable option. Whilst the boiler is still more expensive it is more carbon friendly then a conventional ‘A’ rated condensing boiler.
There are still issue regarding access for the pellets that are used as fuel, however, most companies are able to work around access issue by using a hose where necessary.
What are the advantages of using a Biomass Boiler?
- Biomass is a “carbon friendly” fuel producing a fraction of the Carbon emissions of fossil fuels.
- It uses local materials.
- The use of biomass fuel provides an economic incentive to manage woodland which improves biodiversity.
- Many biomass fuels generate lower levels of such atmospheric pollutants as sulphur dioxide that contributes to 'acid rain'.
- Modern biomass combustion systems are highly sophisticated, offering combustion efficiency and emission levels comparable with the best fossil fuel boilers.
- Biomass residues co-products and waste not used for energy, or some other application will usually rot. This will generate CO2 in any case, and may also produce methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent that CO2.