Hero Renewables employ some of the best Biomass Engineers in the country. Our Installation teams are equipped with the latest in Biomass technology, the most up-to-date knowledge of biomass boilers, and are able to design a system that meets your requirements, whatever the project. From huge commercial multiple unit automatic auger-fed district heating systems to small hand-fed Domestic Biomass Boilers, Hero Renewables will not let you down.
Biomass Boilers burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide heat to your home or business’s hot water supply and to power central heating.
We are often asked how burning wood can possibly be classed as renewable, and people are surprised to hear that Biomass is a ‘carbon-neutral’ energy source. As trees grow, they take in a significant amount of carbon from the atmosphere, when it is burnt in a biomass boiler, only the carbon that has already been taken out of the environment is placed back into it, no additional carbon is created. Wood is renewable as it can be regrown at the same or quicker pace than it is used.
There are a number of reasons a Biomass Boiler is perfect for your home or business.
Biomass Boilers are actually very simple systems, and work very similar to that of conventional fossil fuel burning boilers.
The wood fuel is either hand fed into a hopper, or automatically loaded via either a vacuum or an auger. An electric probe ignites the material, then an on-board computer monitors the combustion via thermostats in the boiler. Adjustments are made continually to the fuel supply and the fan speed. As the biomass burns, it creates hot gasses.
These hot gasses are then passed through a heat exchanger, so that heat is transferred from the gasses to the water supply that is then used for your property’s hot water and central heating system.