What is biomass?
Biomass is organic material derived from plants and animals. Biomass energy is, therefore, produced by burning these biological material to form a renewable and sustainable source of fuel. Of all the biomass material, wood still remains the most commonly used form in biomass boilers.
What are the advantages of a biomass boiler?
Modern biomass combustion systems are highly sophisticated, offering combustion efficiency and emission levels comparable with the best fossil fuel boilers. Using modern technology they can currently operate at 90% efficiency which is vastly higher than conventional boilers and electric heating systems. Biomass boilers are efficient because they do not waste fuel and heat. To get the best from your boiler you should make sure you get a long standing company with a good reputation, preferably a company that specialises in this type of renewable energy source.
Biomass boilers can completely replace existing fossil fuel (gas, oil, LPG) boilers and provide all your space, under floor and water heating requirements but can also be integrated with a gas boiler or electric fire.
Financial incentives add to the many benefits a biomass boiler system can provide. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government initiated scheme that was set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. Reviewed every quarter, the scheme offers annual payments for 20 years to the owners of the non-domestic equipment, and seven years for domestic users, which is index linked for the heat they generate and use.
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 sold over 700 biomass boiler systems nationwide to date.
Our biomass boilers
As the importers and distributors of two of the largest Austrian biomass boiler manufacturers, there's an extensive range of systems we can offer. We pride ourselves on providing the most appropriate system for your project and will source other systems if necessary. Browse through our product range or give us a call to discuss your requirements.
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 work out the fuel cost savings, potential RHI payments and payback you can expect from your biomass project. Developed in-house by us, all you have to do is enter your boiler size, installed cost, current fossil fuel usage and your preferred biomass fuel type.
After care, fuel & maintenance packages
We can help you maintain and service your system so that it is running as efficient 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 RHI tariffs, an older boiler can give you a more lucrative RHI rate.