BDR Thermea Group offers a wide range of biomass solutions, which provide almost carbon neutral heat and hot water.
The term biomass is used to describe fuel that is derived from animal or vegetable material, i.e. organic material, of recent origin, rather than a fossil fuel that has taken millions of years to develop. Most commonly, wood pellets, produced as a by-product of the wood industry, and logs, particularly those which are locally sourced, are used as fuel.
The fuel absorbs carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere while it is growing and therefore cancels out any carbon dioxide produced during combustion. By managing a programme of continual replanting, the carbon dioxide balance can be maintained, making biomass an almost carbon neutral fuel.
With a biomass boiler to provide heating and hot water, the household can be independent of rising fossil fuel prices and the risk of shortage as natural gas reserves become more depleted.