What is biomass?

Biomass is a fuel that is derived from organic materials such as scrap timber, forest debris and certain crops to create a renewable and sustainable source of energy.

When it’s burned, the energy in biomass is released as heat.

What types of biomass fuel are there?

Biomass boilers burn logs, pellets or chips and are connected to a central heating and hot water system.

Pellets are an extremely convenient form of biomass fuel and have a high energy density compared with logs and chips which means that less storage space is required. Pellet systems are also often physically smaller than their log and woodchip counterparts.

What are the benefits of biomass energy?

Biomass fuel is sustainable as it comes from renewable sources like trees and crops and can also deliver significant fuel cost savings over traditional energy sources.

Biomass is also a government priority, and there are subsidies available through the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) for those installing biomass boilers for commercial use.

How do you know if biomass is right for your business?

Route’s energy advisors will arrange a desktop feasibility study which starts with an examination of your existing energy bills. This analysis enables an energy profile to be developed, which includes information on heat loss, annual heat load and replacement fuel costs using biomass energy.

Once the energy profile has been created, a full site survey takes place to determine the heat load and loss and to investigate the current heating infrastructure.

From this, you will receive a full report and quotation including financial projections, fuel cost savings and any subsidies that are available, so that you can make an informed decision on whether biomass energy is right for your business.

The feasibility and survey work is completed at no cost to you and comes with no obligation or commitment to continue with the installation.

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