Baxi Biomass boilers offer an environmentally sound, heating solution. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits the same amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed while the plants were growing. Therefore, biomass is classed as carbon-neutral/renewable energy.
Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels and efficiently extract energy to provide heating and hot water. They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers.
The Baxi Bioflo is a pellet burning boiler and is ideal for living rooms or family spaces.
The Baxi Bioflo is one of the best-selling biomass boilers in Europe.
Compact and stylish, this manual feed pellet burner is equally suited to living areas as it is to more traditional ‘out of sight’ boiler locations.
Benefits of biomass
Biomass is an effective way of using renewable energy to benefit the environment, increasing the energy efficiency of your home and reducing your fuel bills throughout the year.
Types of biomass fuel
Biomass is defined as biological material that has come from animal, vegetable or plant matter.
When referring to the use of biomass for energy production the term often applies to plant-based material such as wood.
Biomass fuel is generally considered to be ‘carbon neutral’. This is because while the plant is growing, it uses the sun’s energy to absorb the same amount of carbon from the atmosphere as it releases during combustion. By maintaining this closed carbon cycle there is no overall increase in CO2 levels.
Sources of biomass
Raw materials that can be used to produce biomass fuels are widely available; they come from a large number of different sources and in numerous forms. Each of these can be used to produce fuel, however, not all forms are suitable for all the different types of energy conversion technologies like biomass boilers.
The main basic sources of biomass material are:
Wood, including bark, logs, sawdust, wood chips, wood pellets and briquettes
High yield energy crops, such as wheat, that are grown specifically for energy applications
Agricultural crop and animal residues, like straw or slurry
Food waste, both domestic and commercial
Industrial waste, such as paper pulp
Biomass fuel is converted from raw biomass. For example, a simple form of biomass such as untreated and unfinished wood may be cut into a number of physical forms, including pellets and wood chips, for use in biomass boilers and stoves.
Microgeneration technologies – such as biomass boilers – are an effective way of using renewable fuel sources to benefit the environment by producing clean, sustainable, energy efficient heating and hot water throughout the year.
The Government is encouraging the use of microgeneration technology by offering households with a microgeneration heating system 9p per kWh of heat generated under the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.
Biomass produces heat by burning organic material. Although there are many forms of biomass, the ones used most often for small scale household installations are wood pellets, logs or chips. The Baxi Bioflo is a pellet burner. Baxi has a recommended supplier of Biomass fuel. Visit the Brites website, where you can use the supplier search tool to locate your nearest outlet.