How Biomass Works

How does Biomass work?

The principle of using biomass is simply the process of burning of logs, wood chips or wood pellets in a stove or biomass boiler.

Stoves that burn logs have to be filled with wood by hand and require constant attention. Biomass heating boilers can be either manually fed or fully automated, computer controlled systems but both are extremely efficient.

The majority of boilers run on wood chips or pellets and have automatic fuel feeders, which refill them at regular intervals, meaning that they don’t need constant supervision. As a biomass boiler system can be plumbed into your existing central heating piping, installation is a relatively easy process, although biomass boilers are generally bigger than gas or oil fired boilers.

Whether you are buying in bulk, or in small quantities, you will also need an appropriate space for the storage of fuel i.e. a shed or garage. The most common kind of fuel for a biomass boiler is wood pellets or wood chips.

Wood pellets are cylindrical shapes that are made from compacted sawdust, occurring naturally as a result of saw milling. Wood chips are small pieces of wood manufactured from debarked logs. The type of fuel you choose will depend on a number of factors including available space, storage facilities and cost.

You can take a look at at Biomass Case Study here or

Why not work out your heating savings? Government payments through the RHI here

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