Biomass

Remeha offers several biomass solutions. For information on availability in your market, please refer to your country's site.

The term biomass is used to describe fuel that is derived from animal or vegetable material, i.e. organic material, of recent origin, rather than a fossil fuel that has taken millions of years to develop. It is usually derived directly from trees or crops but can be provided indirectly from industrial, commercial or agricultural waste.

Biomass absorbs carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere while it is growing and therefore cancels out any carbon dioxide produced during combustion. By managing a programme of continual replanting, the carbon dioxide balance can be maintained, making biomass an almost carbon neutral fuel.

Most commonly, wood pellets and logs are used for fuel, but wood chips and grain offer viable alternatives for some biomass boilers. Wood pellets are produced from wood chips and sawdust that are a by-product of the wood industry.

When considering biomass, it is important to take into account the fuel availability - long transportation routes only negate the carbon savings, so local, managed fuel sources must be a priority. Once a local supply is established, the household is independent of rising fossil fuel prices and the risk of shortage as natural reserves become more depleted.