Our clients in the commercial sector are motivated by various factors when they take on a green energy system like biomass. Some of the reasons to switch to a more renewable energy include wanting to save on fuel costs, meeting carbon reduction targets and benefiting from Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). We will work with architects and contractors to spec & deliver the best biomass solutions to meet government and industry targets and deliver client cost efficiencies for your clients. Browse through some of the wide range of case studies below.

The latest industry news from Treco

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have recently released their 2022 report on the mitigation of climate change. The report concludes that bioenergy offers an important way of mitigating climate change. One of the co-authors states “The fact that the…

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0% VAT on domestic installs

Budget announcement

Good news comes with the release of the Spring 2022 budget. Today the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his Spring Statement, part of which included reducing the VAT on energy saving materials (ESM) for homeowners from 5% to…

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Treco Tesla

Treco going greener

As Treco were very well behaved this year we were treated to a Tesla as a Christmas present. Along with our building which is heated by a biomass boiler, this is another small step in us as a company becoming…

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Biomass Policy Statement

Role of sustainable biomass in net zero

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy recently released its Biomass Policy Statement. This sets out its strategic aims for the role of biomass across the country in the medium and long term to help achieve net zero. The…

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Decarbonisation targets not being met

UK in danger of missing targets according to report

A recent report by the Renewable Energy Association concludes that the UK is in danger of missing targets for decarbonisation without immediately increasing the flexibility of the grid. An assessment of the UK's energy market readiness to transition to net…

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UPDATE TO THE SMART ENERGY SYSTEM AND FLEXIBILITY PLAN

UPDATE TO THE SMART ENERGY SYSTEM AND FLEXIBILITY PLAN

The government recently released an update to the Smart Energy System and Flexibility Plan. This is being developed along with Ofgem in coordination with the energy sector. It sets out the vision and policies to move towards a net zero…

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Biomass to be included on Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund

Phase 2 applications from the 7th of April 2021

The Government will include biomass in the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme’s second phase. There were also concerns that Phase 1 was not sufficiently focused on heat decarbonisation. The second phase – which will have £75 million of grant funding –…

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We are pleased to announce that as it stands today, Treco are open and continue to service and maintain our customers boilers. This is something we will continue to undertake, unless instructed not to do so by the Government or…

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Renewables edge out fossil fuels

Britain goes coal free

From midnight tomorrow the UK will have passed an important milestone and gone two months without using coal to generate power. Part of this success story is unfortunately down to Covid-19 and the lower electric demand during lockdown. This is…

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Tackling climate change

Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint

A recent article on the BBC website says a paper is soon to published in the Environmental Research Letters, that puts switching to renewable based heating in the top 10 list of things we can do to reduce our carbon…

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The simple and straightforward answer, is that Treco can. Along with servicing and maintaining systems that we installed, we are having an ever increasing number of people come to us that had installations done by others but want us to…

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If you own a biomass boiler, then it is important to have it serviced regularly for a number of reasons. First and foremost it help maintains the boilers performance, reliability and longevity. This ultimately translates to reduced running costs for…

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Biomass boiler projects

Planning for fuel

Fuel considerations for biomass boilers are paramount and require careful consideration before a particular type of boiler is selected. Today we will look at some of the most important considerations. The fuel type, and delivery, storage and handling arrangements can…

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Biomass boiler problems

..... and how to fix them

Like any bit of machinery a biomass boiler can have issues, not operate correctly and even breakdown. Over the past 15 years and 800 installs, we have come across a number of issues and have learnt many valuable lessons along…

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How does a biomass boiler work? Well, this blog will hopefully answer any initial questions you may have. We have a lot of additional information throughout our website, but the most useful page will will no doubt be the…

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According to the Department for Business, Energy & industrial Strategy (BEIS), the total forecast expenditure as of April 30, 2019 was £907 million. This represents the amount of tariff payments the BEIS anticipate it is committed to, based on application data.…

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The cost of a biomass boiler will vary depending on certain factors, with the main ones being; who the manufacturer is, what size is the boiler, and what feed system it comes with. There are other factors as well which…

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As part of the RHI rules, a provision was made for boilers to be relocated to different sites as well as changing ownership whilst retaining the original RHI tariff. Historically the RHI tariff was at higher levels in comparison to…

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There are a number of reasons why you would or should consider a containerised solution when considering a biomass installation. Biomass boilers can occupy more space than the equivalent fossil fuel boiler and the addition of a fuel store can…

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Biomass district heating

A sustainable future for social housing

Today we will explore the large costs and CO₂ savings biomass delivers when compared to fossil fuels as well as the opportunity for installations heating more than a single building with one biomass boiler in a district heating scheme. Social housing…

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Have you wondered just what district heating can mean to you? Treco has installed a number of projects using this technology and some of our successful projects include a luxury complex, a country estate, a wedding venue and a private estate as can be viewed on…

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Wood is one of the oldest fuel sources known to man. Its use is undergoing something of a renaissance, with ever greater awareness of the need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of renewable alternatives, as an important element of…

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Since we first discussed the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a lot has changed in the political climate that may or may not have fundamentally changed the impact and implications of energy-related targets set by the EU. As ESOS stems from…

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Cofton Holidays, the multi award-winning holiday park near Dawlish, South Devon, has taken its green credentials to new heights with the launch of a state-of-the-art biomass hub that will provide heat and hot water to Cofton’s 4,800 sq ft leisure…

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It's exactly a month today before you will have to comply by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that has been established by the UK government as a response to Article 8 (4-6) of the European Union's Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).…

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In order to implement Article 8 (4-6) of the European Union's Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), the UK government established ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) with the aim to cut carbon emissions by requiring large businesses to identify energy reduction measures…

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In this article we'll try to answer the most frequently asked questions regarding biomass and how it works with your project. For even more information on the advantages and different types of biomass boiler then head over to our main…

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Recent announcements by government has placed significant emphasis on community renewable energy schemes, and the opportunities for local groups, both to drive the uptake of biomass boiler heating systems and obtain a stake in schemes in their location.…

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Biomass heating is not a new phenomenon. All heating was ‘biomass’ before the industrial revolution, and with concerns over climate change coinciding with a new generation of highly efficient equipment, biomass heating is making a comeback! To compare costs of biomass…

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Treco has been featured in HVP Magazine and the article focuses on important questions that an installer should ask a prospective biomass boiler client, in order to gain some of the most important information. The text in full is as…

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We have posted a few articles recently regarding the fact that 53% of our woodlands need to be managed. This needs to happen in order to encourage their development, to generate a greater amount of timber, a greater amount of wood fuel and…

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We’ve seen a rise in problems related to the use of poor quality wood chip and wood pellet fuel in our biomass boilers. Although Treco does not supply wood fuel, we know lots of people that do and thought that…

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Heating from biomass boilers

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…

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There are a number of considerations for designing the flue system for a biomass boiler installation. Our project management team will manage this for Treco customers, but some important considerations are listed below. We fit Twin Wall, Insulated stainless steel…

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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…

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Biomass boiler district heating applications are where several buildings or zones are heated by a single biomass boiler (or wood burning boiler, log boiler, wood chip boiler or wood pellet boiler) via a heat 'network'. This involves circulating hot water…

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Thermal stores (also known as accumulator or buffer tanks) are sealed cylinders used for storing large quantities of hot water at a constant and pre-defined temperature. A biomass boiler heating system incorporating a correctly sized thermal store will deliver improved…

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Do you have a biomass or low carbon project?

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Why use Treco to deliver your biomass system?

With over 10 years’ experience, we are one of the UK’s leading installers and developers of commercial biomass boiler systems. We are highly experienced in designing, supplying, installing and maintaining this renewable energy technology and have installed over 700 biomass boiler systems nationwide to date.

How to buy a biomass system

Treco will be with you at every step of the way to make sure you buy the right system for your need today and for tomorrow. It all starts with a phone call and a free site visit.

We install the entire system

We assign you a dedicated project manager who will manage a team of expert installers and oversee site works. A system design and plan will be developed to include specifications and time scales.

Treco’s RHI calculator

Try our RHI Calculator to find out the fuel cost savings, potential RHI payments and payback you can expect from your biomass project. Developed by us in- house, all you do is enter your boiler size, installed cost, current fossil fuel usage and your preferred biomass fuel type.

Our biomass boilers

We offer a choice from two of the largest Austrian biomass boiler manufacturers, catering for a wide range of applications. Browse through our product range or give us a call to discuss your requirements

After care, fuel & maintenance packages

We can help you maintain and service your system so that it is running as efficiency as possible. Due to the changes in RHI tariffs we can also help you to manage your system as a business asset.

Buying, selling & moving existing biomass boilers

Due to recent changes in the Government Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs an older boiler can give you a more lucrative pay back tariff. Existing owners now see their systems as a more valuable business.

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