What is Biomass?

July 8, 2022

Biomass is organic, meaning it is made of material that comes from living organisms, such as plants and animals. The most common biomass materials used for energy are plants, wood, and waste. These are called biomass feedstocks.

Biomass can be burned to create heat (direct), converted into electricity (direct), or processed into biofuel (indirect).

A stove burns logs or pellets to heat a single room – and may be fitted with a back boiler to provide water heating as well. A boiler burns logs, pellets or chips, and is connected to a central heating and hot water system.

The benefits of installing Biomass:

It can reduce your electricity bills

It is an affordable heating source

It will cut your carbon footprint

You could earn an income through the Renewal Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI)