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The latest articles from Treco about everything biomass from the Renewable Heat Incentive and biomass boilers to district heating, drying system and waste-to-energy (WtE).

Really? If we install too many biomass boilers, won’t we hit 'peak 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…

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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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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…

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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 to…

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The Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) sets a target for 15% renewable enery in the UK by 2020 across heat, power and transport fuel sectors. Miscanthus has been grown in the UK for a number of years as an energy crop.…

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This article is written by Les Heywood, the owner of Hollyfield Poultry Farm. Do read up on this project and find out how a 300kW biomass boiler solution at Hollyfield farm heats five poultry houses and farmhouse, improves bird welfare and saves…

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We took delivery today of the first of our 'Fat Boy' shipping containers today, ready for the biomass boiler, fuel store, flue system, buffer tank, expansion vessel, system pumps, all components and pipe work to be pre installed, ready to…

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As a result of the Retail Price Index (RPI) Increasing at the start of the new financial year, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)’s rates for Small and medium biomass have increased, along with the rates for other renewable technologies as…

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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 efficiency,…

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