Biomass boilers offer an environmentally sound, heating solution. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits the same amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed while the plants we are growing. Therefore, biomass is classed as carbon-neutral renewable energy.
Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels extremely efficiently and use the heat produced to provide heating and hot water.
They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers, especially in rural or off mains gas areas.
Ideal for off-gas areas
For people living in rural areas where mains gas is not available, a biomass boiler is an attractive alternative to more conventional off-gas heating solutions such as oil and LPG. Cleaner and less volatile, biomass boilers are also independent of the fluctuating prices of oil and gas.
Apply for a grant
You can claim a voucher of £2000 towards the cost of a biomass boiler through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, which has been extended until March 2014. You can find out if you are eligible and what you have to do before applying on the Energy Saving Trust website.
Modern biomass boilers are highly sophisticated and worked at over 90% efficiency. Which means they use almost all the fuel it burns to generate constant heat and hot water for your home in a similar way to a conventional gas system boiler.
Biomass fuel is widely available throughout the UK. As well as guaranteeing supply, the use of UK-sourced biomass can support the rural economy by offering local business opportunities as well as keeping transport costs to a minimum.
The expanding market for biomass fuel also encourages biodiversity by providing an economic incentive for managed woodland.
When compared with fossil fuels, like oil, gas or coal, biomass is a sustainable, carbon neutral fuel.
Biomass boilers Wigan area specialists DeReve offers an environmentally sound heating solution that emits on average the same amount of carbon dioxide that is absorbed by plants, thus having little or no adverse effect on the earth's delicate CO2 balance.