Biomass boilers are simple in principle and use wood pellets, chips, logs and energy crops like miscanthus or other biomass as fuel to provide heat and hot water.
Under phase one of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the owners of eligible commercial biomass boilers will be able to receive an income for generating and using green heat from late 2011.
This is as well as savings 50% or more on your fossil fuel costs and reducing your CO2 emissions by up to 96%! Find out about the RHI or download our RHI Calculator to find out how much you could earn, which can be reinvested into helping you do what you do best.rhi income calculator
How do Treco's Biomass Boilers Work?
Treco biomass boilers are electronically controlled. Wood pellets, wood chips, cereals, miscanthus or other biomass fuels are automatically fed into a firebox by an augur (a giant corkscrew) which is ignited by an electronic probe.
Combustion temperatures are monitored via thermostats which automatically adjust the speed at which the fuel is fed into the firebox. This heats water within the boiler which is then circulated around the heating system, maintaining the desired temperature.
Everything from ignition, to timers and temperature is controlled by an easy-to-use control panel integrated onto the boiler.
Treco's boilers are some of the only multi-fuel biomass boilers in the UK to offer easy switching between a variety of fuels via the control panel. This also allows them to be easily set to run at just 10% of capacity whilst operating at full 96% efficiencies. This gives them a high "turn down ratio", and the boilers can also be "cascaded" making them suitable for everything from a small district heating scheme to a large hospital.
Who Installs Them?
Treco have a national network of approved installers who are trained to world class standards by experts in Austria and Italy. Our installers will set the control panel to your requirements, train you in the operation of your biomass appliance and supply you with easy to use operation manuals.
How Big are Treco's Biomass Boilers?
You will need a dedicated space for the boiler and the fuel store, with access for refuelling. Below is a plan view of a typical installation, with dimensions;
Do They Need a Lot of Maintenance?
Maintenance for Treco's boilers is straightforward due to their high efficiencies and their level of automation. Combustion efficiencies of up to 96% mean a more complete "burn" so the ash only needs to be emptied every 6 - 8 weeks, depending on use. They are self-cleaning and self de-ashing and everything from ignition, to timers and temperature is controlled by an easy to use control panel integrated onto the boiler.
How Much Fuel do Treco's Biomass Boilers use?
To work out how much fuel you will use compared to your existing system, go to our Boiler Generator and Fuel Compararison tool.
Can I Combine a Treco Biomass Boiler with a Solar Panel?
Treco biomass boilers can be connected to virtually any existing heating or hot water system and will integrate with other renewables including solar.