Dodd Group install domestic biomass systems both in Billingham and nationwide. Our biomass boiler systems use either wood pellets or wood chips.
Biomass is the common name for organic materials used as renewable energy sources. Biomass heating systems are particularly effective in rural and semi-rural areas and where the household is used to having energy “delivered” to the property, e.g. in the case of oil, LPG or solid fuel heating systems.
A typical house requires a 25kW boiler and a 6-tonne, 3m x 3m fuel store for the pellets. Some Biomass wood pellet boiler models have fully automated feed systems with integral, or separate hoppers, so that a ‘fit and forget’ approach is possible. The automated feed will refill the boiler at regular intervals from fuel storage hoppers.
A big advantage of pellet systems over wood chip or logs is that the location of the fuel store and the installation of the feed pipe between the boiler and the storage hopper can be flexible to suit the needs of the individual property. Pellet boilers use feed pipes that can even go around corners or under walls to fit into tight spaces.
Biomass boilers have been used for generations – think wood burning stoves and solid fuel ranges – but today technology has been used to develop highly efficient biomass boilers that are clean burning and run on fuels that are a naturally sourced bi-product.
If you live in a rural off-gas area, biomass may by an ideal solution for you as you can avoid the fluctuations of oil and LPG pricing whilst helping to support local sustainable woodland management.
Another benefit of biomass is that it can qualify for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which rewards you for being green whilst reducing your heating bills.
To find out more about the benefits of biomass boilers and about the Renewable Heat Incentive available in Billingham, contact Dodd Group today.