What is biomass?
Biomass is one of the most versatile sources of renewable energy and the only source of renewable materials. It is beginning to increase its prescence worldwide because it has the potential to help with issues such as reducing global warming, energy security, rural
development and access to modern energy services in developing countries.
What are the benefits of utilising biomass boilers?
Affordable heating fuel. Although the price of wood fuel varies considerably, it is often cheaper than other heating options.
Financial support. Wood fuel boiler systems could benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
A low-carbon option
The Renewable Heat Incentive (the RHI) is a payment system in England, Scotland and Wales, for the generation of heat from renewable energy sources. Introduced on 28 November 2011, the RHI replaces the Low Carbon Building Programme, which closed in 2010.
The RHI operates in a similar manner to the Feed-in Tariff system, and was introduced through the same legislation - the Energy Act 2008.In the first phase of the RHI cash payments are paid to owners who install renewable heat generation equipment in non-domestic buildings