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A Commercial Biomass Boiler

Commercial biomass boilers Things to consider There are many things to consider when you are looking to install a commercial biomass boiler. By far the most important thing is to do your homework on the installer. Most of the boilers that are sold in the UK have been around for some time or are imported from the continent where they have been established for over 30 years and work very well. Out of the 20 or so types of boiler I have [...]

The lowdown on the cost of Biomass boilers

Biomass Boilers Biomass boilers themselves can vary by as much as 40% for the same kilowatt output of boiler. This is because of several factors, the first being the type of fuel you wish to use, if you were looking to burn a very wet fuel then you would normally require a fully stepped grate, which will cost more than a half stepped grate or underfed stoker, secondly the quality and quantity of materials used to make the boiler, as some [...]

What Is Far Infrared Heating?

Technology is changing everything, and it’s certainly changing how we heat domestic and commercial properties. These days the old fashioned electric storage radiator is getting replaced by efficient Far Infrared heating, so efficient that it can save up to 50% of your electricity usage. So, what is Far Infrared heating? It’s invisible; it’s electromagnetic radiation, and it sounds like it’s straight out of X-Men. The good news is, it’s safe, it’s practical, it warms up your home or your offices, [...]

Creating Energy From Waste Pallets

These days most companies get their products delivered on wooden pallets. Pet shops,food stores, construction sites, furniture shops, DIY stores, in fact, any place that sells products probably get their deliveries on a pallet, but what happens to them afterwards? Don't let them become waste pallets, put them to good use. Businesses often have huge amounts of pallets they need to discard of, some advertise to get rid of them, some businesses do deals with local artists to collect and [...]

Why Waste Wood When It Can Be Turned Into Energy And Generate An Income For You?

You would think that by now the wood industry would have the recycling of wood waste all sewn up, but it isnʼt the case. The European Union has set a target to reduce green-house emissions by 20 percent below 1995 levels by 2020, as well as to obtain 20 per-cent of its power from renewable sources. That means all waste producing industries need to wake up; that includes the wood industry. Wood waste can be used as for heating buildings, but everyone knows that already, or [...]

Wood Chip v Wood Pellet

Wood Chip v Wood Pellet   General rule There are economies of scale when it comes to the choice between the two fuels, as generally large consumers of heat can use wood chips because the scale of installation/cost needed to accommodate a wood chip delivery is justified by the heating demand(kwh per year), whereas a small heating user (5 bed detached house) will not want to incur the larger capital cost of the installation for a lower long term fuel price because [...]

A guide to the Renewable Heat Incentive made easy

Introduction The renewable heat incentive was introduced in November 2011, with the domestic equivalent coming into force in April 2014. The aim of these schemes is to offset the cost difference between installing fossil fuelled heating against the cost of installing renewable technologies. Both schemes will pay out a subsidy, Pence per kilo watt-hour, (like the figure stated on your electricity bill) over the term of the scheme (7 year domestic, 20 years commercial) based on either a deemed usage [...]

A brief description to biomass system design and Integration

Introduction to biomass boilers system design and integration Biomass system design is relatively simple with a large number of systems operating both in the UK and more widely in the European market. Most of the larger system designs will incorporate a thermal store due to the slower reactive nature of biomass boilers compared (more…)

RHI Biomass Issue sub 500kw boiler

“Important information for new applicants with biomass plants of 500kW and under Publication date 24th September 2013 Information type Other Policy area(s) Environmental programmes We would like to alert applicants with biomass plants of 500kW and under, that under the new air quality requirements as currently worded, their plant may not be eligible for RHI support. (more…)