Biomass Boilers

Biomass Boilers use Wood Fuel as apposed to Fossil Fuels to produce heat. The wood fuel comes from sustainable sources within the UK. This creates a carbon cycle making the whole process carbon neutral



The Heppelthwaite Green Home
has replaced an Oil Fired Boiler with a Wood Pellet Boiler.

Annual Savings on Fuel
£1,200

Annual Income from RHI
£3,041

Annual Carbon Reduction
11,500 kgCO2

For advice on installing Biomass in your property please contact us


Benefits of Biomass Boilers
  • Biomass is a modern solution for lower fuel costs and reduced emissions.
  • Biomass Boilers link in with existing heating systems and should be considered as a viable alternative when replacing or installing an Oil, LPG or Gas Boiler
  • Wood Fuel is clean, carbon neutral and significantly lowers your carbon footprint
  • Incentives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)* maximise the financial returns of switching to Biomass
  • Switching to Biomass gives independence from fluctuating energy prices
  • Wood Fuel generates low levels of atmospheric pollutants
  • UK sourced wood fuel supports local business and the rural community
  • Reduced storage and security costs of fuel as apposed to Oil and LPG.

Why is Biomass a 'Green' Solution?

At first glance the idea of burning wood does not seem like a ‘Green’ Solution. However, burning Biomass fuel creates a carbon cycle and removes the need for burning Fossil fuels.

When we burn Fossil fuels, large carbon stores are removed from the earth and pumped into the atmosphere.

This raises the level of C02 and increases global warming. When we burn Biomass fuel we release the same amount of C02 which was absorbed from the atmosphere by the plant. It also releases the same amount of C02 as would be released through a natural cycle of decay.

The diagram below shows how a Biomass system fits into the natural Carbon Cycle:-

Go Green! Go Biomass!

The Biomass Solution!
Biomass provides all your heating and hot water, with a clean, sustainable fuel eliminating the requirement for fossil fuel. Biomass boilers burn wood pellets, from sustainable sources and create an environmentally friendly carbon cycle.

The Government recognises the benefits of Biomass and to encourage installations, are offering generous payments through the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ (RHI). With lucrative returns on a 7 year fixed contract, those who sign up now will benefit the most.

Running a Biomass Boiler
Modern Biomass boilers are almost completely automated. They light, feed and even clean themselves, requiring only an annual service. Simple heating controls run the heating and hot water just as a conventional system.

Financial Benefit
You are paid through RHI for the amount of heat generated by a Biomass boiler. These are index linked and continue for 20 years. The cost of the bio-fuel is also less than the replaced fossil fuel. In most cases RHI payments less Biomass fuel costs will create a surplus income. See below for typical financial examples.

Claiming the RHI
To claim RHI you must have your system installed by a company approved under MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme). Heppelthwaite are approved and will arrange this contract on your behalf with Ofgem the Energy regulator.

Installation
Biomass systems can work in most properties replacing gas or oil boilers. They can be connected to existing heating systems with minimum disturbance.

What Next?
Contact us and we will answer any queries and send out a full information pack with calculations based on your property. Remember these contracts may only be available for a while, so contact us as soon as possible.

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