p0104742“Biomass takes carbon out of the atmosphere while it is growing, and returns it as it is burned.  If it is managed on a sustainable basis, biomass is harvested as part of a constantly replenished crop. This is either during woodland or arboricultural management or coppicing or as part of a continuous programme of replanting with the new growth taking up CO2 from the atmosphere at the same time as it is released by combustion of the previous harvest. This maintains a closed carbon cycle with no net increase in atmospheric CO2 levels” Thanks to the Biomass Energy Centre for this description.

Biomass energy is created from logs, wood pellets or wood chips. These are burned in a wood stove or boiler to create energy to provide hot water and/or heat your home.

Wood Boilers and stoves

Wood based boilers and room heaters range from a simple hand-fed wood stove or boiler to a partly automated log, wood chip or pellet boiler that requires very little management.

We generally recommend pellet boilers (or chip boilers if you have access to your own supply and can chip the wood yourself).

They can be integrated seamlessly into your heating and/or hot water systems.

It is worth considering how much fuel you have access to and how frequently any boiler will require feeding (potentially daily in some cases).

The availability of local wood suppliers or wood fuel co-operatives should also be taken into account.

Please call complete the Biomass Enquiry Form in the first instance.