Biomass

Biomass is generated from burning organic matter including; grass clippings, wood pellets, manure and household waste.
A recent report by the Renewable Energy Association indicates that energy from this natural resource could triple by 2032.

Biomass is often mentioned less frequently than solar panels or wind turbines. The numbers back this perception – in 2019 biomass contributed just 4% to the production of coal-free electricity in the UK, although this share is expected to rise to 16% by 2032. However, there are certain advantages of this technology that make it interesting to customers who have large energy requirements. These advantages can be unlocked with the assistance of a professional energy consultant from EnviroTech.

Due to a unique constellation of factors, biomass energy is possibly one of the sustainable technologies in most dire need of public promotion. Let’s start by summarising its chief strengths and discussing some of the remaining challenges that must be taken into account during implementation:  

Low carbon energy generation

Much like fossil fuels, biomass contains carbon which releases energy when it’s burned. However, switching to this type of fuel results in a huge reduction in terms of CO2, which is why biomass boilers and similar technologies are preferable to coal furnaces.

 

In the current climate, many companies are trying to decrease their carbon footprint to become more eco-friendly and qualify for government incentives. Current programs include the Renewable Heat Initiative, adopting this approach could be the easiest solution for immediate improvement. Most importantly, biomass is a very versatile source of energy that can be used for a wide range of purposes in a residential or commercial context, from air and water heating to electricity production. 

 

The Impact on the local community

As opposed to fossil fuels that are typically imported from overseas, biomass fuel can be produced locally in a rural setting, eliminating the need to transport and store large quantities. Plant material suitable for burning can be found in literally every part of the United Kingdom, and even marginally fertile soils can be used to cultivate it. For this reason, biomass can be viewed as being one of the least centralised sustainable resources, giving it an advantage over solar or wind. Its utilisation can also stimulate the protection of woodlands and the ecosystems they host, which is becoming an increasingly critical task. It’s fair to say that biomass consumption has a positive local impact on the financial, infrastructural, as well as ecological levels.

  

Ensuring biomass energy remains clean

The process of biomass burning still results in some residue, which is composed of ash and other carbon-containing matters. That’s why it’s paramount to use the most advanced technology and ensure that only a minimal amount of pollutants like carbon monoxide or methane ends up in the atmosphere. The best way to fulfil a project of this nature is to consult with energy experts from EnviroTech and consider the options at your disposal. We can provide comprehensive assistance with every facet. Most importantly, we can provide access to the latest technologies and help our clients to meet their energy needs cost-efficiently.

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Energy Monitoring

The idea here is to eliminate avoidable waste while ensuring that all energy needs are met, thus increasing the overall energy efficiency and staying within the planned expenditure range. In some cases, companies can slash their energy bills by up to 40% by implementing simple measures such as optimisation of the heating system.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are one of the cleanest technologies available today,With this incredible technology, it’s possible to use the energy that is trapped in the air around us, and harness it for practical applications, such as heating buildings or boiling water.

Air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps are one of the cleanest technologies available today,With this incredible technology, it’s possible to use the energy that is trapped in the air around us, and harness it for practical applications, such as heating buildings or boiling water.

Wind Farms

Wind energy is one of the most promising sustainable energy sources, and it’s increasingly viewed as an excellent investment. Considering all of its advantages over carbon-based sources, it’s not a surprise that many highly developed countries are prioritising this form of clean energy – in 2015 alone, 15,800 MW of wind power installations was added to the grid in the EU.

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