Biomass

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-derived materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As a renewable energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel.

Biomass (in the form of wood pellets, wood chips, logs and miscanthus) has been a major fuel source in continental Europe for many years. There is currently a major push by the UK government to ensure that biomass provides at least 10% of our space heating fuel by 2020. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)* will provide a substantial cash benefit for all owners of biomass (wood fuelled) boilers.

In terms of both installation and running costs, biomass has the lowest capital cost of all renewable energy technologies. Wood fuel is also a carbon neutral resource and can make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s commitment to reducing CO2 Emissions.

Biomass boilers offer an environmentally sound, heating solution. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits the same amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed while the plants were growing. Therefore, biomass is classed as carbon-neutral/renewable energy.

Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels and efficiently extract energy to provide heating and hot water. They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers. We deliver complete design and build biomass heating solutions for all sectors as well as financed biomass heating solutions.

For further information or advice on Biomass & Other Renewable Energy Technologies please contact DIMENSION 9 on +44 (0) 845 459 7869 or on info@dimension9.co.uk

*RHI is government initiative only available to United Kingdom Clients