Biomass     Biodiesel 

Biomass

Biomass is a sustainable fuel with carbon neutral properties because the amount of CO2 being released during combustion is offset by the CO2 absorbed during the fuels growth, the planting and replanting of crops and trees for the heating industry is a growing trend.

Coppice, Willow and Popular are a short rotation crop and ideal for Biomass, as are some forms of grasses, other agricultural products can also be used such as straw, woodland products, waste wood, animal waste and some general waste destined for land fill sites.

Most of the UKs population would not have the room or facilities to provide their own Biomass fuels, therefore the most popular fuel is wood and wood pellets these are formed using waste sawdust, very popular in many contries, the emissions during combustion will not cause an increase in acid rain as there are low levels of nitrous oxides and virtually no sulpher dioxide, ash is also a very good fertiliser. 

Planning may be required for the flue (see our planning guidelines), you would also have to check that you are not living in a smoke free zone.

Requirements a suitable flue and room to store the fuel (dry area).

Benifits & Savings renewable source of fuel, possible savings on your fuel bills, reduced emissions when compared to solid fuel,because trees absorb the same amount of carbon from the air as the burning process emits this is a Carbon Neutral process, some of the fuel you burn might otherwise have been sent to a land fill site.

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Maintenance would require maintenance as set out by the manafacturer.

Biodiesel

Biofuels Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that is produced from the oil of crops including oilseed rape, sunflowers and soybeans, as well as from waste cooking oils. Because it is highly biodegradable, biodiesel does not accumulate and pollute soil and waterways if it is spilt. 

Biogas refers to fuels derived from Biomass, from agricultural and domestic waste and by anaerobic digestion of sewage such as 

Biomethane, Bioethanol, Biodiesel & Biobutanol. 

These fuels can be burnt to produce heat and power, and also used to run vehicles, most existing petrol vehicles are able to run on a blend that contains 5% bioethanol. Flexible fuel vehicles are able to use blends of up to 85% bioethanol.

In Europe the most common biomass crops grown for conversion into biofuels are Oil Seed Rape, Flax Seed, Sugar Beet, Wheat, Soybeans and Corn.

Construction of the UK's first large-scale bioethanol plant began on Teesside in May 2007.
The entire bioethanol output has already been contracted to Shell, and it will be mixed with petrol to help fulfill the company’s renewable fuels obligations. 

Planning may be required for the flue (see our planning guidelines), you would also have to check that you are not living in a smoke free zone.

Requirements a suitable flue and room for a Biodiesel tank.

Benifits & Savings renewable source of fuel, possible savings on your fuel bills, reduced emissions when compared to solid fuel, because plants absorb the carbon from the air during thier growth it is a Carbon Neutral process.

RHI payments will not be available for Boidiesel fuels. 

Maintenance would require maintenance as set out by the manafacturer.

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Biomass & Biodiesel are not favoured by all as a good renewable energy solution for the following reasons

If you do not have your own supply of wood the emmission of CO2 during felling, production and delivery is considerable

vehicle emmissions are still very high (during fuel delivery)

CO2 emmissions during production of the fuel

The loss of good arable land for thier growth 

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