We have used wood as an energy source for millennia, and through constant development modern day biomass boilers take high efficiency and low emissions to new levels, meaning heating from our naturally available, low carbon fuel source is thoroughly for our age. The control systems in play on Froling boilers means the increasingly strict emissions standards around the world are met and biomass has a massive role to play in attempts to meet Net Zero.

Biomass is able to produce high temperatures, including thermal oil and steam, meaning this is an option for industry and commercial settings where these higher temperatures are required to meet low carbon targets and reduce reliance of fuel sources from across the whole – you can be energy independent with the right fuel source.

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Benefits of Biomass
Biomass Incentives
Pellet Boilers
Woodchip Boilers
Log Boilers
The Carbon Cycle
As plants grow, they absorb carbon from the atmosphere in the form of CO2 by using energy from the sun. If the plants are eaten by animals then the carbon is converted into animal biomass. If plants are not eaten, then the plant material is broken down, either by rotting or by burning; thus carbon dioxide is released back into the atmosphere. This process is known as the carbon cycle. Burning biomass fuels causes a Closed Carbon Cycle, as we are taking carbon out of the atmosphere while it is growing, and returning the same amount as it is burned. There are CO2 emissions associated with harvesting, processing and transporting timber fuels, so biomass is classed as a low Carbon fuel. The key difference between burning fossil fuels and burning biomass is one of time scale. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon that was locked up in biological material millions of years ago, which leads to increased CO2 levels in today’s atmosphere.
Heating with biomass can lead to significant annual cost savings, particularly for users that have high heat usage requirements. The cost of heat generated by logs, wood chips, or wood pellets can be significantly lower than the cost of heat generated by oil, gas, or electricity.
The market price for traditional fuels (heating oil and gas) fluctuates, and trends indicate that there is an overall price increase. Comparatively, biomass fuel prices are stable, ensuring that you have increased control over your energy costs.
The increasing demand for wood fuel is leading to better woodland management, with associated benefits for wildlife and biodiversity. Indeed, in the past a great deal of wood fuel would have simply rotted, which in turn would have generated, not only carbon dioxide, but also methane: a harmful greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than CO2.
Our locally sourced wood fuel enhances the security of the supply in terms of both its availability and its cost. Local sourcing secures clients against ‘fuel shocks’ caused by increasing global demand for fuel and political instability overseas. A localised nature of the supply chain minimises the financial and environmental costs of transporting fuel.
Modern biomass boilers are extremely efficient and sophisticated. They offer levels of efficiency and emission levels comparable to the best fossil fuel boilers. They minimise levels of atmospheric pollutants. Indeed, with good quality dry fuel, they verge on being ‘smokeless’. New methods of filtration in the systems reduces down any small particulates to almost zero levels (electrostatic filters)