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What is Biomass?

Biomass is a wood-fuelled heating system that produces electricity and heating for properties by burning wood pellets, chips or logs.

There are two types of biomass systems; a stove system, which burns logs or pellets and can be fitted with a back boiler to provide hot water as well. Or there is the boiler system which burns logs, pellets and chips which are connected to the central heating and hot water systems.

Biomass systems work by heating the water to a high temperature under pressure to produce steam, this steam then powers a turbine which is connected to the generator, the steam also heats the water which is then distributed around the property.


Why install Biomass?

  • Reduce your energy bills – whilst the price of wood fuel varies throughout the year it is still often cheaper than alternative heating options.

  • Get paid for it – the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) rewards people for using renewable heating systems in their home or business. The scheme offers regular quarterly tariff payments for every kW of renewable heat your produce.

  • Ideal for off-gas areas – this option is perfect for remote areas where there is no access to mains gas.

  • High efficiency – biomass boilers operate at over 90% efficiency meaning there are minimal losses.

  • Reduce carbon footprint – as a renewable technology biomass will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and help to save the environment from the effects of climate change.

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What is Biomass? Installation Maintenance

What is included in an annual Biomass Service from Ecolution?

• Geared motor units, seals, and bearings checked and greased where necessary.

• Inspection of anti-burn back protection/safety equipment.

• Internals within the heat exchanger are thoroughly inspected and cleaned. All airway ports, primary and secondary are cleared of carbon build up.

• Boiler and bunker feed screws are examined and cleaned where necessary.

• Inspection of the automatic ignition system.

• Electrical inspection of boiler connections and control panel.

• General inspection of the boiler.

• General inspection of associated feeding equipment.

• A flue gas analysis to report on the efficiency of the boiler during working conditions.