So What’s All The Fuss About?
Biomass is a renewable energy source that has in recent years become a cheaper and cleaner alternative to fossil fuels for domestic and commercial heating purposes. The word ‘biomass’ refers to any and all sources of biologically captured energy and includes things like bio-ethanol for powering vehicles. The most abundant source of biomass fuel for boilers though is wood in the form of either logs, chips or pellets and each of our boilers is specially designed to burn a particular source of biomass fuel most efficiently. Upgrading to a biomass boiler also brings a host of other benefits including self-ignition and stylish design.
The Biomass Cycle
Biomass is a renewable energy source. If the energy supply is managed sustainably and levels of production match consumption, it is effectively carbon-neutral.
Because biomass is a sustainable and carbon-neutral energy source, there is a scheme in the UK designed to encourage consumers to make the switch to biomass. This is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme Incentive (BUS) and a version of it applies to domestic consumers (the domestic BUS) and another to commercial, industrial and public sector initiatives (the non-domestic BUS).
Boiler Upgrade Scheme
If you live in the UK, you could qualify for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) to support the installation of heat pumps and biomass boilers, in your home or non-domestic building.
Biomass Fuels and Suppliers
All of our products use biomass fuel in the form of logs, pellets or woodchips. Logs and woodchips are self-explanatory while wood pellets tend to be formed from compressed dried saw dust. Biomass fuel suppliers now need to be on the Biomass Suppliers List. Suppliers we have used include: