What is biomass heating? Biomass is an academic term, which often confuses people. The term “biomass” is in fact shorthand for “biological mass”. It is fuel material derived from any biological (plant or animal) source. Woodfuel, is just one type of biomass from a list of many.
In terms of renewable heating, “biomass” refers to solid forms of biomass such as wood, (log, chips and pellets), grain or miscanthus, the fuels which can be burned in our biomass boilers.
A biomass boiler simply replaces your existing fossil fuel boiler and is then connected into your existing heating system – whether it is radiators, underfloor or warm air heating.
Maden Eco are experts in installing and maintaining biomass heating for businesses and homes, plus, we design and build our own biocabins for boilers and fuel. If you should have any questions about switching to biomass, district heating schemes, fuel storage or how much money can be made with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Is biomass better than fossil fuels?
- Biomass is up to 80% cheaper than heating oil (20-40% with wood pellets, 50% with bought in wood chips or 80% where an existing wood supply is contract chipped)
- Biomass can generate significant annual payments for heat generated and used from schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Biomass heating is carbon neutral as it releases the same amount of CO2 when burned as it has absorbed during its life. It is sustainable, renewable and reduces your emissions by up to 96%, according to the Biomass Energy Centre.