Moving away from fossil fuels, we will need to find alternatives to coal, oil and gas for heating our homes and offices. One obvious solution is biomass - typically in the form of wood.
It is a renewable fuel that truly "grows on trees" and it can be produced locally and sustainably - as long as a new tree is planted for every tree that is cut down. Burning wood biomass emits CO2 through the chimney, but as growing trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere biomass can be a nearly carbon neutral source of fuel as long as trees are replanted.
Batch log boilers and pellet boilers offer more convenient and efficient ways to heat with wood fuel than traditional stoves.
|Can I heat with pellets without using a hopper store?|
|Can I use biodiesel or other bio-oils to heat my house?|
|Can you burn wood biomass without smoke?|
|How can I find a biomass wood heating installer?|
|How can I heat my home with renewable energy?|
|How do I store wood biomass?|
|How does the Renewable Heat Incentive support domestic installations?|
|How much will a wood biomass system cost?|
|Is a back boiler on a traditional log stove a good idea?|
|What about the anaerobic digestion of biomass to make biogas?|
|What financial support is there available for wood biomass?|
|What is the price of biomass fuel such as pellets or wood chip?|
|Where can I find suppliers of wood chips and pellets?|
|Which wood biomass fired appliance should I choose?|
|Why burn wood biomass?|