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Choose your boiler, installer and fuel wisely to ensure biomass stays ‘green’

  • 15 Jan 2015

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Simon Holden from Euroheat responds to the Guardian article:

Success in central Europe

The problems in the UK market, which is still a very young one, come down to the quality of some boilers, the installers that fit them and the fuel they burn – get these three things right and efficiencies of over 90% are certainly achievable, placing biomass as a worthwhile carbon cutting solution.

New RHI fuel legislation set to be bought in this spring should go some way to alleviating fuel issues, but more certainly needs to be done in terms of preventing sub-standard boilers from being installed – at the moment there is no equivalent to MCS for machines over 45kWs.

 

Rather than throwing in the biomass towel, the report should be viewed as a wake-up call – as a sector, we need to up our game to ensure biomass works as a viable and efficient alternative to fossil fuels.

Getting the most out of biomass boilers

At Euroheat, we’re confident in the efficiency of our boilers; the technology’s cutting edge, we only allow approved installers to fit our machines, with Euroheat experts handling nearly all commissioning. We also make sure customers choose good quality fuel with a moisture content of 20% or less – key to getting the most out of biomass boilers.

A sense of proportion is also important – a DECC spokeswoman said that the study’s sample had been small and ñmore work now needs to be done to fully assess the performance of biomass boiler systems and installer competencyî. I for one, look forward to further research; constant review and improvement is key to helping renewables become a common fixture in our homes and businesses.

In order for the UK to move away from its reliance on fossil fuels, constructive criticism of renewable technologies and how they’re delivered is welcome and imperative. Negativity that results in consumers and installers ‘giving up’ on going green is extremely harmful however; balance and proportion is essential.

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WR6 5AY
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