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What is Biomass?

Biomass, or biofuel, is recently grown biological matter that is used to feed specially designed ‘biomass’ boilers. Although a range of materials can be used, the principal biofuels are logs, woodchip and wood pellets.

In addition, recent advances in biomass technologies mean that shredded waste wood / recycled wood can also be used as a fuel.

Grades of Waste Wood

Waste wood is currently graded according to PAS 111:2012.  Recycled wood falls into 4 grades – Grade A, Grade B, Grade C and Grade D.

The type of boiler and permitting requirements will vary depending on the type of recycled wood fuel.

What is a Biomass Boiler?

Biomass boilers are the same as traditional boilers except they burn renewable biofuels rather than fossil fuels. These boilers can be integrated into existing wet heating systems or can be installed from scratch.

Biomass boilers are available for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

Is It Better for the Environment?

The burning of biofuel in our boilers is a cleaner process than that of traditional fossil fuels. Trees planted to provide fuel for the future absorb the CO2 that is released during current burning, making this a carbon neutral process.

For high energy users you can reduce your environmental impact further by choosing a waste wood biomass boiler – burning recycled wood instead of virgin chip.

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Why Switch?

Although it may seem that installing a biomass boiler is an expensive option to start with, the long-term benefits far outweigh the initial outlay.
Various Government funding incentives are on offer that can cut the cost of heating your premises dramatically and provide an ongoing source of revenue.
Our team at Barden can offer clear and current advice on all the schemes that are available as well as taking care of any applications and assessments required.
Biofuels themselves are locally sourced and renewable. They are competitively priced and can reduce fuel bills by up to 50%.
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Existing Customers

Biomass is ideal for larger businesses that require heating and hot water over extended periods or have heavy usage at peak times. These typically include the service, catering and healthcare industries.
All of our existing customers are now enjoying the benefits of switching to biomass heating.


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