Biomass – Carbon Neutral Energy
Now a days, the news relating to Global Warming and the damage caused by irreplaceable fossil fuels is all around us. Strong Energy is one of the UK’s pioneers of clean energy through our biomass fuel and bio-diesel fuel manufacturing businesses.
We were also the first UK company to import wood pellets back in 2001 which is also when we first started installing biomass heating systems. And we know intuitively and through experience that getting the right biomass heating system is about much more than just choosing a good quality boiler. Naturally, it requires a thorough understanding of biomass heating technology, as well as general heating distribution systems.
Ultimately though, the solution needs to make good economic sense for the client and this often means striking a delicate balance between energy demand, project costs, fuel costs and incentives. While replacing all existing boilers with biomass heating alternatives is perfectly possible, it is not always the optimal solution and there are some situations where replacing only part on a fossil fuel system for a biomass heating system can make better financial sense.
In addition, using biomass heat to generate electricity can be even more beneficial.
Larger, more complex projects, in particular frequently lead with biomass heating but retain fossil fuel boilers as a back- up during demand peaks because it makes practical and financial sense to do so.
When choosing a biomass heating system we will explain the economics to you in detail so you are confident that, as well as getting the right technology that the financials stack up for you also.
Regardless of the size and nature of a biomass heating project, our technical experts undertake a thorough feasibility of each site. They need to consider a number of parameters in order to make the right system recommendation.
- Understanding your current heating and distribution system
- Understanding your heat demand at different periods throughout the year
- Understanding your current energy costs and projections as well as electrical usage (in the case of CHP)
- Determining whether your heat demand is best met by 100% biomass heating or by biomass heating as part of a broader solution
- Defining how the biomass heating boiler will work with and communicate with your heating system, particularly where there are back-up fossil fuel boilers on site
- Understanding how much control or interaction you want with the system
- Accommodating any future building developments you may be considering