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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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It has been announced today that the UK's largest power station Drax is planning on becoming carbon negative by 2030, meaning it plans to capture more carbon than it releases. The plant in North Yorkshire which produces 5% of the…

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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 have…

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A rural landowner’s estate or farm can yield a surprisingly large amount of wood fuel. In many cases this can be in sufficient quantities to more than sustain the heating demands of the buildings on the estate. Fuel cost savings of…

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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…

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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 is keen to promote locally sourced wood fuel and we have written a few articles on the subject! We also support the most efficient use of our woodland resource and bringing both small and large woodlands back into active…

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We are getting a lot of enquiries about biomass boilers that can burn miscanthus, so we thought that some information about its benefits may be useful. Miscanthus as biomass fuel Miscanthus is growing in popularity as a biomass fuel for use in…

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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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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…

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