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.

What Is A Biomass Boiler?

Biomass boilers can replace oil or gas boilers to heat hot water and radiators or under floor heating. They burn logs, wood chips, wood pellets or other forms of biomass.

The most advanced boilers are fully automatic, they control the amount of fuel and air supplied to the combustion chamber. Resulting in high efficiency and low emissions. They are fed with wood chips or pellets from a large hopper sited nearby.

If you’ve got space, manufacturers recommend a hopper that’s big enough to hold a year’s supply of fuel. This minimises transport and delivery costs for fuel, as well as work for the owner.

They burn logs, wood chips, wood pellets and other forms of biomass with the most advanced boilers being fully automatic. They control the amount of fuel and air supplied to the combustion chamber. As a result, they are highly efficient and the emissions produced are low.

How Does The System Work?

 Biomass Boilers are actually a very simple system 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 through 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. Modifications are made continually to the fuel supply and the fan speed. As the biomass burns, it produces hot gasses.

These hot gasses are then distributed through a heat exchanger, so that heat is transported from the gasses to the water supply that is then used for your property’s hot water and central heating system.

Whether you are buying fuel in bulk or in small quantities you will also need an appropriate space for the storage of fuel, such as a shed or garage. The most common kind of fuel for a biomass boiler is wood pellets or wood chips. Wood pellets are cylindrical shapes made from compacted sawdust, occurring naturally as a result of saw milling. Wood chips are small pieces of wood manufactured from de-barked logs. The type of fuel you select will depend of a number of factors including available space, storage facilities and cost.

Biomass Boiler Benefits

Installing a Biomass Boiler within your home, business or farm can unlock a range of benefits
  • Minimal Environmental Impact
  • Cost Efficient
  • High Reliability
  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Eligible For The RHI
  • Carbon-Neutral Form Of Energy

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Biomass Boiler Benefits

  • Minimal Environmental Impact

    Biomass Boilers are a Carbon-Neutral heating source. They only release the amount of carbon that has already been absorbed by the trees in the growing process. They are also incredibly efficient, at around 90% efficiency, they waste much less fuel than a conventional Oil or Gas boiler. Using Biomass to heat your home or business means your carbon footprint will be substantially lower, and you will be contributing to a greener, cleaner world.

  • Cost Efficient

    Biomass fuel is generally much lower than the cost of fossil fuels such as Oil. However, the real benefit is that the cost of Biomass fuel remains very stable, whereas the cost of fossil fuels is on the rise, and as they continue to grow more and more scarce this will only increase the cost much further.

    By installing a Biomass Boiler in your home or business, you can be sure that while others are depending on sources of energy with continually rising prices, you are using a renewable fuel source that will be ever affordable.

  • High Reliability

    Biomass Boilers are a Carbon-Neutral heating source. They only release the amount of carbon that has already been absorbed by the trees in the growing process. They are also incredibly efficient, at around 90% efficiency, they waste much less fuel than a conventional Oil or Gas boiler. Using Biomass to heat your home or business means your carbon footprint will be substantially lower, and you will be contributing to a greener, cleaner world.

  • Greener and Cleaner Heating

    Biomass Boilers are incredibly reliable, with an established track record and a longer lifespan than Oil and Gas boilers, plus small amount of servicing and maintenance. A new Biomass Boiler will offer you years of fantastic service. Also, with a well-designed fuel storage from Hero Renewables, you can store enough fuel to get you through cold winters, even when fuel delivery services may not be able to get to you due to snow and ice.

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