Biomass boilers for your business heating and hot water can be a low cost, green option
Biomass boilers use the heat generated from burning wood pellets, wood chips or logs for heating and hot water.
They are a renewable and carbon neutral alternative to fossil-fuelled boilers.
They can also be a low-cost option for providing your business with its energy needs.
Biomass is derived from recently living organisms and is usually wood-based.
Biomass systems typically use fast-growing, renewable wood.
When such wood is burnt it only releases as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the tree absorbed when it was growing.
This means that it’s regarded as carbon neutral.
Biomass boilers are typically seen as a low-cost energy option for businesses that aren’t connected to mains gas.
Such boilers are often the lowest cost solution if you’re looking for carbon savings and they can be a good green investment.
To meet this target, the UK Government has introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Subject to detailed scheme rules. If eligible, RHI offers subsidies, payable for 20 years, for the amount of clean, green renewable heat that your business system produces.
A biomass boiler could be suitable for almost any business. Some examples include:
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
This new-build hotel and spa was designed to be a low carbon, sustainable building. It benefits from extensive forestry on site, helping to fuel its biomass boiler while providing sustainable woodland management and local employment.
Skipton Building Society headquarters
A wood pellet system provides the heating and hot water for this new-build call centre.
Associated Timber Services, Sewstern Sawmill
The biomass boiler at this business delivers low-cost, renewable heat from fuel produced on site.