Myth busting – Domestic woodburning and its impact on air quality

Concerns about domestic woodburning in the UK and its impact on air quality have recently been brought to the fore again by groups such as Mums For Lungs. Not-for-profit solid fuel safety and standards organisation, HETAS looks at cleaner and safer choices for the use of biomass and other solid fuels, appliances and associated technologies: […]

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MCS launches new Standard for maintenance of Biomass Boilers

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has published a new Standard for the maintenance of Biomass Boilers. The publication comes following several months of industry engagement to design this new Standard to help improve the air quality of emissions from biomass boilers. The Standard was commissioned following the Governments Clean Air Strategy 2018, Urban Biomass Consultation, and […]

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UK biomass heat leaders call on Government to halt scattergun approach to decarbonisation polic

Representatives from the UK’s biomass heat industry are calling on Government to properly think through pledges and proposals aimed at reducing the country’s carbon emission levels. This comes after another announcement, this time pledging £160m to wind generation, was made by the Prime Minister. Whilst sentiments and efforts to replace fossil fuel usage are very […]

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Thorough appliance approval gives confidence to installers and their customers

With BS EN test standards for residential solid fuel burning appliances being updated, and incoming Ecodesign Regulations driving the need for appliance efficiencies to be properly proven, many manufacturers are seeing benefit in investing in third-party impartial product approval. Calvin May, Technical Standards Manager at HETAS, explains why this also pays dividends for installers, retailers […]

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Biomass industry warns of significant impact if government proprosals are introduced

Representatives of the UK Pellet Council and Biomass Heat Works! are seriously urging those supplying to, operating within or using biomass for domestic or commercial heating, to respond to an open government consultation which potentially suggests having a one year ‘funding gap’ if approved. The online ‘Future Support for Low Carbon Heat’ consultation being delivered […]

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