What is Biomass?

 


Biomass takes its energy from the sun and is a collective term for all plant and animal material.

All organic matter contains stored energy from the sun. During a process called photosynthesis, sunlight gives plants the energy they need to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugars. These sugars, called carbohydrates, supply plants and the animals that eat plants with energy.

Enerxcel Biomass for wood fuelled heating




Wood pellet heating for space heating & hot water

Enerxcel offers a wide range of wood pellet boilers, cookers and even warm air blowers and BBQ's built and developed by European and British manufacturers.

If you are considering a wood pellet biomass boiler for heating your home or even commercial premises please contact us for a no obligation discussion to see if this is the right technology for you

Useful Information/FAQS

What are Pellets Made From?
Wood pellets are usually made of highly compressed sawdust, a by-product of the wood processing industry. Pellets manufactured for industrial purposes (as co-firing in a coal-fired power plant) can also be made from materials such as recycled wood and straw. No chemical additives are needed for pellets made from sawdust as the natural lignin in the wood acts as a binder.
What are the current wood pellet fuel stsndards & Quality
Using the right quality pellets for your pellet stove or boiler is vitally important. Poor quality pellets are likely to crumble and produce fines, blocking the feed mechanism. They might also contain traces of foreign materials that will damage your heating equipment. Failing to use the right quality fuel could also damage irreversibly your boiler and invalidate the manufacturer’s or installer’s warranty.

Wood chip & log heating for space heating & hot water




Log heating for space heating & hot water

Logs are one of the most appropriate biomass energy technologies for heating and hot water in buildings. Usually, log boilers are suitable for properties which require boilers with power output up to 65kW due to the fact that logs require a lot of manual handling such as splitting, stacking and seasoning.

Useful Information/FAQS

What are Pellets Made From?
Wood pellets are usually made of highly compressed sawdust, a by-product of the wood processing industry. Pellets manufactured for industrial purposes (as co-firing in a coal-fired power plant) can also be made from materials such as recycled wood and straw. No chemical additives are needed for pellets made from sawdust as the natural lignin in the wood acts as a binder.
What are the current wood pellet fuel stsndards & Quality
Using the right quality pellets for your pellet stove or boiler is vitally important. Poor quality pellets are likely to crumble and produce fines, blocking the feed mechanism. They might also contain traces of foreign materials that will damage your heating equipment. Failing to use the right quality fuel could also damage irreversibly your boiler and invalidate the manufacturer’s or installer’s warranty.

Wood chip heating for space heating & hot water

Wood chip as fuel usually comes from forestry or sawmills processing distinguishing with very low embodied energy during its supply chain.

Wood chip boilers are usually specified for sites with a very high heat demand over 100kW where pellets and logs are too problematic to handle.

The wood chip fuel should be sourced to minimise costs and the carbon foot print of an installation.

Useful Information/FAQS

What are Pellets Made From?
Wood pellets are usually made of highly compressed sawdust, a by-product of the wood processing industry. Pellets manufactured for industrial purposes (as co-firing in a coal-fired power plant) can also be made from materials such as recycled wood and straw. No chemical additives are needed for pellets made from sawdust as the natural lignin in the wood acts as a binder.
What are the current wood pellet fuel stsndards & Quality
Using the right quality pellets for your pellet stove or boiler is vitally important. Poor quality pellets are likely to crumble and produce fines, blocking the feed mechanism. They might also contain traces of foreign materials that will damage your heating equipment. Failing to use the right quality fuel could also damage irreversibly your boiler and invalidate the manufacturer’s or installer’s warranty.

An Example of how our heating systems works