What is Biomass
Biomass Boilers use a series of organic matter to create heat & hot water for both commercial and domestic purposes.
Biomass systems can use different types of feed such as; logs, grade A-C woodwaste, straw, wooden chips or pellets which is then generated into heat/ hot water using combustion .
Their simple design make it an easy process to maintain, with some pellet/woodchip systems including a fully automated feeding system.
Although the biomass boiler alone generates heat and hot water, the system can be set up with a CPSL CHP unit to generate electricity as well.
How Biomass works?
In simple terms, Biomass replaces the need for your normal fossil fuel based boiler. The biomass boiler will be connected to your existing heating system which will include your radiators, underfloor heating system or warm air heating system.
Biomass systems come in various sizes, ranging from small (15kW) to large (3MW). CPSL have a variety of biomass boilers, incinerators & gasification systems available.
Wood/pellets are fed into the boiler either manually or automatically which is then burnt using a precise system using air, flue extraction and temperature to efficiently provide heat.
The Biomass is the connected to a hot water buffer tank. This will collect any additional energy during the burn, which is not utilised through the air heating and hot water system. When required, the buffer tank will then circulate any additional hot water round as hot water or heating before the biomass boiler is restarted.
The biomass boiler is very easy to maintain and clean as the remains of the feed turn into approximately a 1% ash, which requires a quick and simple sweep out on a regular basis.
Who should look at Biomass?
Biomass is seen to be carbon neutral, which contributes towards your companies green credentials. Biomass is ideal for businesses who deal with large quantities of waste wood, waste/recycling companies, agricultural based businesses, Garden Centres and companies who deal with food refrigeration.
Although Biomass Boilers do generate small quantities of carbon emissions, when the feed is sourced locally they are seen as a far more eco friendly solution to fossil fuels. CPSL will help source local feed for you upon request.
Biomass Boilers are also ideal for companies who work in large commercial premises, who struggle to generate enough heat to maintain a comfortable environment or in doing so, are paying a small fortune in energy bills.
Financial Benefits of Biomass
Our Biomass Boilers/ Woodchip Boilers provide excellent returns on investment, especially if replacing electricity, heating oil or LPG. Along with the costs on energy bills, you will enjoy 20 years of guaranteed government payments. This provides a substantial income stream as well as big cost savings.
When incorporating Biomass into your business structure, you receive Government backed incentives called RHI's. Along with fantastic finance arrangements available, the payback time is minimal, and once locked into a fixed 20 year plan, you will continue to generate additional revenue for the business whilst saving on energy costs.
Most of the time biomass does not require planning but in some cases, with larger sized systems, planning& permits may be required. However, in most cases, this does not seem to create any problems and planning is accepted. CPSL will help with every step of this process.
How much does a Biomass Boiler Cost?
Due to the expansive range and sizes we have at CPSL, prices do vary. However, please contact one of our team to discuss further which option would be best situated to your situation and we can arrange a free no obligation site assessment for you.