Biomass boilers are a business asset
The government, being aware that businesses change, move, and sometimes cease trading, designed the RHI scheme to allow used biomass boilers to be moved or to change hands. When the used boiler is moved or sold the tariff remains at the level of the original install.
As the RHI payments were higher at the start of the scheme than current levels it can, in certain circumstances, be beneficial for new projects to consider a second hand biomass boiler with a higher tariff rather than a new biomass boiler.
Of course this is also beneficial for the seller who has invested in a low carbon technology and is able to sell on the system at a higher price than would have been the case without the transferred tariff.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been supporting the installation of commercial biomass boilers for over five years now, with approximately 16,000 systems currently receiving RHI payments. In addition to new projects, second hand biomass boilers can be eligible for RHI too.
We manage the selling, moving & buying of used biomass boilers
With over 700 systems sold and working, Treco is well-placed to help with the sale, the move and the install of used biomass boilers, and indeed at any time, have a number of customers interested in the opportunity of purchasing a second-hand biomass boiler for sale.
Look through our other low carbon technologies
Biomass boilers produce heat by burning biological material from a renewable and sustainable source. Virgin wood is the most common type, but the appropriate biomass boiler can also use waste as a source of fuel.
Combined Heat & Power
Combined Heat & Power (CHP) can be used to generate electric and heat by burning biomass or fossil fuel. Sites that have a high and continuous heat and electric demand will benefit the most from this technology through fuel savings.
Biomass boilers can be utilised with a drying system to dry products such as crops and wood to increase their value, or alternatively to lower the weight of waste prior to disposal by evaporating water. This is classified as process heat, with some of these being an approved use on the RHI scheme.
District heating schemes allow multiple buildings to be supplied heat by a single boiler, thus enabling large savings in installation and operating. These schemes become progressively more cost effective with increased amounts of buildings that are connected.
Treco's RHI calculator
Try our RHI calculator to work out the fuel cost savings, potential RHI payments & payback you can expect from you 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.
Buying, selling & moving existing biomass boilers
Due to recent changes in the government RHI rates, an older boiler can give you a more lucrative pay back tariff.