Biomass boilers

Biomass boilers use a process of gasification and combustion to extract the energy from biological material to generate heat (by heating water) or electricity (by boiling water to produce steam and power turbines).

Biomass boilers have a limited environmental impact because the carbon involved is already part of the natural carbon cycle. In contrast, fossil fuels permanently add carbon to the environment when they are burnt. This is what is meant by ‘carbon footprint’.

The material used in biomass boilers can be taken from sources such as households, industry, forests and agriculture. Chips, bark and sawdust from sawmills are a good source, as are softer, high-energy plant materials from agriculture such as miscanthus, switchgrass, hemp, sorghum, willow, rape, sugarcane and bamboo.

We can provide a range of AD boiler solutions, from small domestic machines through to large industrial systems delivering high-pressure steam, replacing diesel, HFO or natural-gas installations.