biomass

Q&A with Woodsure about the importance of quality wood fuel

Helen Bentley Fox, Director of Woodsure – the UK’s only wood fuel quality assurance scheme – answers some of the top questions affecting the wood-burning industry today. Q: Tell us about Woodsure A: Woodsure is the UK’s only woodfuel quality assurance scheme which ensures its suppliers are certified for reliable, high-quality products. The Woodsure stamp of […]

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Dispelling the five biggest biomass myths

Paul Clark, Managing Director of Rural Energy, looks at the five biggest biomass myths: MYTH 1:  It’s expensive Admittedly, the capital cost of biomass compared to traditional oil or gas boilers, is initially higher and poor system design, installation and sub-standard maintenance protocols can further increase lifecycle costs.  However, this should be balanced by energy […]

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What are the key issues affecting the biomass and wood-burning stove markets?

A recent roundtable hosted by HETAS revealed a number of issues that are affecting both the biomass and wood-burning stove markets. Installer looks at the key areas of discussion. As the popularity of wood-burning appliances grows due to a number of factors, the pressure on the sector as a whole – installers, manufacturers and suppliers […]

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How to install chimneys and flues on biomass appliances

The British Flue and Chimney Manufactures Association has published a helpful guide on how to install chimneys and flues on biomass appliances. The guide addresses many of the pitfalls facing the unwary installer. This guide highlights the regulations that apply to flues and chimneys for biomass appliances, and points where to go for further guidance, when […]

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Biomass industry needs better regulation

Paul Clark, Managing Director of Rural Energy believes the biomass industry needs better regulation to avoid issues in the future. The rising popularity of biomass heating thanks to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has brought a lucrative new revenue stream for plumbing and heating installers looking to profit from the growth in renewable technologies. However, […]

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