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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New Air Quality Regulations May 2021 – What installers need to know

HETAS is running the Ready to Burn certification scheme for Manufactured Solid Fuels (MSF) as appointed by Defra to meet regulations that came into force in England from 1 May 2021. The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 aim to restrict the supply and sale of bituminous house coal and provide minimum […]

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Big changes to solid fuel legislation

The solid fuel industry is readying itself for some significant changes in legislation, alongside the introduction of new efficiency regulations. Bruce Allen, CEO at HETAS, explains why these changes will make it easier for installers to help better advise their customers when it comes to choosing and using solid fuels and appliances. Right fuel, right […]

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Webinar: Explaining appliance compliance with HETAS

New Air Quality Domestic Solid Fuel Standards and incoming Ecodesign Regulations are driving change for installers and their customers when it comes to choosing and using solid fuels and appliances. Join us at 1pm on Tuesday 17 November to find out more and ask your questions. There’s no cost to attend. Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/hetas/register HETAS […]

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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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