Biomass is a form of renewable energy that can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Instead of burning fossil fuels for energy, biomass uses organic materials, in the case of Central Boiler, this is wood, which could be logs or wood waste from manufacturing, typically joinery, sawmill or even haulage and distribution.
The three key advantages of using biomass as a heating source are:
1. Affordable heating fuel
Although the price of wood fuel varies, it is often cheaper than other heating options.
2. Financial support
Wood fuel boiler systems are often able to benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) or RHI (Domestic and Non-Domestic). This means that installing a biomass boiler can earn you money and save on heating bills over a period of years.
3. A low-carbon option
Biomass is considered a carbon neutral form of energy because the carbon dioxide released when it is burned is only that which was absorbed by the plant during its life. Therefore there is no gain or loss of carbon dioxide. So for people who are concerned about their carbon footprint, this is definitely a plus.