How Biomass Works

How Biomass Works

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How does Biomass heat my home?

The main ways of using biomass to heat your home, or business, are:

  • A stove burning logs, or pellets, heating a single room. If fitted with a back boiler standalone stoves can also provide hot water.
  • A boiler burning logs, wood chips or pellets. Biomass boilers are connected to your existing heating/hot water system

Stoves and boilers using logs tend to be filled by hand. Our pellet and wood chip boilers use automatic fuel feeding systems, avoiding need for daily filling by hand, controlling the amount of fuel and air entering the combustion chamber making such boilers highly efficient.


Which type of Biomass?

Whichever type of biomass fuel you opt for, it will need to be stored on site:

  • A log store
  • Pellets/wood chips in a hopper (a domestic hopper usually occupies 6-7 cubic meters)

We can supply fuel stores or hoppers as part of your biomass installation. We can even supply fuel throughout the lifetime of your system, unless of course you already have access to your own local supply of fuel.

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