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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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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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Background  The Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. The Code aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable in the long term. Benefits of CSH…

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Often customers and installers concentrate on the installation of the boiler, and the storage of the pellets is given little attention. However this is utterly crucial for an effective system – and in the worst case can prevent a system…

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First of all what is a thermal store and what does it do? Essentially it’s a large water tank which is well insulated with a series of flow and return pipe connections. It should not be confused with a domestic…

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