What is biomass?

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

Wood remains the largest biomass energy source today, examples include forest residues (such as dead trees, branches and tree stumps), yard clipping and wood chips.

A wood burning central heating system can utilise a sustainable source of energy, namely timber grown in our local forests.

Why use biomass?

Increasing energy prices are having an impact on all home-owners, seeing a continuous rise in their electricity, gas and oil bills. With the decline in the UKs indigenous gas reserves, resulting in an increase of reliance on imported energy from Russia and the Middle East, the need to increase the heat and electricity generation from renewable local sources is heightened.

One of the most versatile forms of renewable energy is biomass. Wind and solar energy is dependent on weather conditions and therefore provides an intermittent source of renewable energy. Biomass heat can be stored and used when required.

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