What is Biomass Energy?

It is the energy that is generated from burning raw organic waste or biomass feedstock. Once the waste is burned it can be converted into clean products such as steam, biodiesel and biofuels.

The reason biomass energy is considered a clean fuel is because it is carbon neutral. A process known as photosynthesis takes place when a plant or tree absorbs energy from the sun and stores it. When than tree or plant is burned as part of making biofuel, the carbon that was stored in it is reabsorbed back into the atmosphere, allowing photosynthesis to continue.

This is the only carbon dioxide that is released and this is why it is considered to be so environmentally friendly and perfect for energy efficiency.

Benefits of biomass heating

Affordable heating fuel Very cheap to use, you could save money while helping the environment.

Financial Support Biomass boilers could benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Lower carbon option

The carbon dioxide emitted when the wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel.