Biomass Facts and Quotes - Did You Know:

 

  • The UK has a target to produce 12% of heat from renewable fuels by 2020 from a base of less than 1% in 2010.

  • Wood pellets are a carbon neutral fuel; the CO2 they release when burned is equal to the CO2 they absorbed as trees.

  • The average modern, good quality biomass boiler is 95% efficient.

  • The UK has sufficient existing forests to sustainably power 400,000 homes and, forest areas in Europe have expanded by 17 million hectacres during the past 20 years.

  • 1kg of wood pellet fuel costs 23p - the Government (under the Renewable Heat Incentive) will pay you 58.5p to burn it.

  • Wood pellet prices in Europe have only risen at 0.5% per year since January 2000.

  • Biomass contributed 92% of all renewable heat produced in Germany in 2010. 

  • Wood pellet fuel produces less than 1kg of ash for every ton of fuel burned.

  • Heating is the largest part of domestic UK energy bills at 78% according to Ofgem

Biomass Facts and Quotes - Did You Know:

 

  • Biomass is a mature heating technology and has been used for a long time in Europe, where it has proven to be an efficient and reliable heating solution.

  • Almost three quarters (74%) of UK residents do not know that biomass systems are a potential renewable heating solution.

  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has forecast that 750,000 domestic renewable heating systems will be installed by 2020.

  • The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides financial support for renewable heat installation in both domestic situations (for a 7 year period) and commercial situations (for a 20 year period)

  • 81% of all UK adults agree that reducing energy consumption in their homes is a good thing.

  • Two or more domestic buildings, rated separately for council tax purposes but, heated by a single biomass installation via a heat network, can claim the 20 year commercial RHI as a District Heating Scheme. Scenarios for this can include granny annexes, home offices and holiday cottages etc.

  • Pellets are of a consistent quality, very dry and can be stored in a small space. Because of their purity, they burn so cleanly that the residual ash can even be used as garden fertiliser.

 

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