• Woodfuel Sustainability Criteria for RHI Biomass Boiler Participants

    In February 2014 the UK Government confirmed its intention to bring in biomass fuel sustainability criteria for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The new criteria will affect both domestic and commercial RHI participants, new and old, domestic and commercial alike. These latest regulations are due to come in

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  • What is Biomass Heating?

    We’ve tried to answer the most frequently asked questions, but if you cannot find the answer you are looking for here, please view the FAQs in our Resources section. this list is by no means exhaustive, so please get in touch if you have any

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  • Green Deal Assessment Checklist

    Before the Green Deal Assessment Visit You can download an easy to print version of the Green Deal Assessmenet Checklist in order to make sure you are fully prepared for the visit. If a Green Deal Assessor knocks on your door unsolicited, know your rights. The

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  • Biomass Boilers: Should We Burn Trees?

    “I’m late on this discussion through a lot of IT problems today. I am shortly completing a book on Bioenergy on the UK (‘The Sleeping Giant Arises’) and have reviewed all uses of Bioenergy – transport, heat and power. I work in

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  • Biomass Boilers are Good For Woodlands

    Really? If we install too many biomass boilers, won’t we run out of wood? The answer is no, but this is an often raised question and one which needs looking into in more detail. The responsible use of our wood fuel supply resource and the

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  • Biomass Heat – An Appropriate Use of Wood Fuel

    So wood fuel is dirty? The recent debate re-opened and ‘fuelled’ no doubt by the announcement that the Drax power station will convert three of its boilers to run on wood fuel, somewhat clouds the debate in a fog (or is it a soot) of confusion. So

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  • Sourcing “Good” Wood Fuel For Use in Your Biomass Boiler

    The right type and quality of wood fuel is fundamental to the successful, consistent and long term functioning of your biomass boiler. Fuel quality is the biggest cause of the issues our biomass customer support team are called out to fix. Many of which are avoidable. As

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  • The Hidden Cost of Poor Quality Fuel (Part 1)

    The Benefits of Good Quality Quality Wood Chips and Wood Pellets 1.    Fuel Cost Saving of up to 80% When the correct grade and quality of wood fuel is used in Treco’s biomass boilers, fuel cost savings of up to 80% versus fossil fuels has seen our

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  • The Hidden Cost of Poor Quality Fuel (Part 2)

    How to Get the Best out of Grain (Oats, Wheat, Barley) & Miscanthus Grain can be an economical and convenient fuel for use in biomass boilers. All types of “pourable” grain such as oats, wheat and barley (all which have a low nitrogen content) can be used

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  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Miscanthus But Were Afraid to Ask

    (Source National Non Food Crop Centre NNFCC) We found this great information about Miscanthus and thought we would share Crop fact Sheet (Miscanthus x giganteus) The Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) sets a target for 15% renewable enery in

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  • Top Ten Tips to Maximise Pellet Storage Arrangements

    There are many different designs and ways of storing pellets. All have their merits, and a good installer should choose the one that best fits your site and your requirements. There are some common threads to all systems however: The store should be the

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  • Save up to 80% on Your Fuel Costs with Wood Chips

    If you have your own woodland, or source of wood fuel, hiring a contract chipper to chip fuel straight into a fuel store can represent fuel cost savings of up to 80%, compared to heating oil, LPG or electricity. If you buy in wood chip the saving is

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  • How to Select the Right Biomass Installer

    How Do I Choose? Asking the right questions will give some confidence that a provider is able to deliver a quality installation and in most cases it will be appropriate to get independent advice. Questions will vary from technology to technology but those outlined below will give some assurance

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