Cheaper greener renewable fuel source systems with low CO2 emissions (typically 90% lower than oil)
Biomass is an industry which is expanding. In April 2009 we studied the industry in Sweden in conjunction with Bioenergy WM and Harper Adams University to gain knowledge on how to improve the industry in the UK.
What is Biomass?
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass energy this is often used to mean plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to animal and vegetable derived material.
Virgin wood, e.g. forestry co-product
Energy crops, e.g. short rotation coppice, miscanthus
Agricultural residues e.g. straw
Industrial waste and co-products from manufacturing and industrial processes
Conversion technology: Combustion
Agricultural residues e.g. animal slurry
Food waste from food and drink manufacturing
Conversion technology: Anaerobic digestion
NOTE: Grange Heating Services Ltd can assist you with Dry Biomass Systems – call 01568 613060 – if you are looking for a Wet System we recommend BioGen Greenfinch 01584 877687.
Biomass heat can be used for:
Space heating and hot water in buildings
Process heat for industrial uses
Or any combination of these heating uses
Biomass heating systems installations:
At domestic scale (e.g. 10kWth)
Through to commercial (50kWth-several MWth)
To industrial/district heating scale (up to 100’s MWth)
There are 1000’s of systems in operation across the EU and North America
Current Biomass Use:
3.11MToe/yr (36.2TWh/year) is serving the electricity generation market (including co-firing)
Only 0.45MToe (5.2TWh/year) is serving the heat market
Current usage is estimated at just over half the available supply = however – co-firing and large power generators impart a percentage of their fuel requirement
Fuel supply predicted to rise by 25% to 8.3MToe(96.5TWh) per year by 2020 – arising from the supply of dedicated energy crops
The UK is vastly behind Sweden and Germany and we are urging the government to put forward more incentives.
There are a vast amount of Biomass products including wood chip and pellet boilers on the market – we will work closely with you to find the best solution for your requirements.
Please contact us for the latest grants available on this renewable resource today on 01568 613060.
Project: Harewood End, Hereford District Heating System Client: Duchy of Cornwall Brief: Installation of Biomass Plant Room Completion July…