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Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification Re: Permitted Biomass Boiler Fuels

A recent development in biomass boiler fuels and the fuels permitted in the UK is that Wood Recyclers are seeking clarification regarding permitted Biomass Boiler Fuels.

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA)) is calling for clarification on exactly what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale RHI biomass boilers (non WID compliant), after discovering inconsistencies in guidance to boiler manufacturers and fuel … via Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification On Biomass Boiler Fuel Supply

Rising use of recycled wood in biomass boilers as a heating fuel is part of an accelerating trend in which society keen on reducing the effects of climate change is turning to biomass for boiler fuels. The last five years has seen a revolution in how governments, people and industry view energy. The positive aspects of biomass energy have come to the forefront in this discussion, not least the simplicity of using biomass for heating.

Why Use Biomass for Our Energy Needs: The Pros

The primary positive aspect of biomass is it is part of the biocycle of life. This means it isn’t toxic to the environment because it is more or less the environment. An additional benefit is the fact biomass almost always breaks down relatively quickly to its natural elements. This means a biomass fuel spill would be far less damaging than an oil spill, particularly in the long run.

The burning of biomass does kick out carbon dioxide among other gases. Carbon dioxide, of course, is a greenhouse gas. Proponents of biomass energy, however, argue that the gases produced are not really a problem because they are part of the current biocycle. By this, they are arguing that carbon dioxide is a natural element produced in nature and they are correct.


Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are outside of the natural biocycle in the world because they are buried in the ground, which effectively means they are not part of naturally occurring phases. As we dig and drill fossil fuels out of the ground, we are adding the harmful elements found in them to a system that cannot withstand the massive influx.

We already use many biomass fuels in our daily lives. The first cavemen used them to light fires for warmth, protection and cooking. Today, we use them to power our automobiles in the form of bio-diesel and bio-ethanol. Whether you realise it or not, these two fuels have been going into our cars at gas stations since 1990 in parts of the US. The reason is they are used as additives in gasoline for the purpose of cutting harmful carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, federal law mandates their use in certain cities such as Los Angeles as well as in most government vehicles.

Carbon dioxide produced from vehicles makes up over a third of all the greenhouse gases produced in many developed countries. Bioethanol made from corn cuts these emissions by over 20 percent compared to your basic gasoline. Biomass fuels can cut emissions by as much as 80 percent. Any way you cut it, using biomass fuel is a step in the right direction.

So what biomass news shows the progress in biomass, over the last few years?

Who Else is Talking About Advances in Biomass Fuel Burning Technology?

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It will normally include weighing, unloading, screening, storage, reclaiming and transfer systems and should be designed to ensure reliable, consistent fuel supply to the biomass boiler. Biomass boiler system There are a number of biomass boiler … via Waste equals energy: The biomass equation

However, there is much more to cofiring than simply adding a secondary fuel. Boiler technology and design remain critical issues when evaluating the maximum share of biomass that can be used without compromising boiler performance (output, efficiency … via Toward Carbon-Negative Power Plants With Biomass Cofiring and CCS

Biomass boilers are taking off in the United Kingdom, as a real alternative to burning fossil fuels to heat homes and business. “Biomass” is anything naturally growing on our planet, which can be burned for fuel. Typically, biomass is any organic … via An Alternative to Burning Fossil Fuels to Heat Your Home – Biomass Boilers

As the energy strategy report notes: “Widespread adoption of biomass heating systems could result in the state importing wood in the same way that it currently imports fossil fuels, with similar economic results … to the extent possible, the state … via Commercial use of wood energy is heating up

Energy-efficient commercial and industrial woody biomass boiler systems of various types and sizes are gradually building an excellent track record in schools, hospitals and municipal complexes across the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest states … via Biomass proving a cost-effective energy solution

a small audience of some 35 heard Tuesday at the Biomass Energy Forum. They heard how the Kluane First Nation is already using wood to provide district heating for some of its government buildings, creating substantial savings on heating fuel and … via Biomass energy can be made simple and easy

Discussing the benefits of renewable energy systems especially biomass boilers. How they can save money and reduce a home or businesses carbon footprint. There’s been a significant move away from the sole use of fossil fuel heating systems such as … via Are Biomass Boilers Better Than Solar Energy?

In 2016, we delivered 15,000 tonnes of biomass (wood chip and pellets). There are two manufacturers of wood pellets on the island of Ireland. We purchase from both and sell direct to end users. Wood-chip heating systems are very similar to fossil-fuel … via ‘Forest to heat’ biomass system – is wood-chip heating right for your organisation?


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