Are you considering an alternative energy solution?
More and more people are making the decision to move to alternative energy, understanding the positive effects that this will have on the environment. In this day and age, there is an ever increasing demand for power, and at some point, traditional forms will start to run out. The worldwide need for more energy has also resulted in a sharp increase in price, with little chance of any reduction in cost in the foreseeable future.
This has led to innovative methods of generating power, such as solar, wind and biomass energy. As well as being environmentally friendly, these types of power reduce dependency on fuel from a foreign source. In terms of output, biomass energy is capable of creating more power than both wind or solar power. Biomass is a renewable source of energy, created through the use of organic matter such as plant material or animal waste. As a replacement for fossil fuels, biomass can produce electricity, heat and steam - all much needed forms of energy.
Every home produces a viable source of biomass energy, though many people aren't aware of this. A large majority of waste that goes directly from your rubbish bin to a landfill could actually be recycled and turned into biomass energy. It is estimated that approximately 50% of the waste that ends up in a landfill is capable of being converted into energy. Good examples include food scraps, wood, cardboard, paper and garden clippings. Another excellent source is agricultural waste. When left to rot in a field, this waste produces methane, a natural gas. Rather than being released into the atmosphere, biomass can generate carbon-neutral energy, creating an alternative fuel source. In an agricultural setting, rather than the traditional method of disposal, a 'digester' tank can be used to separate methane gas from plant and animal waste, generating electricity.
Wood and wood waste (such as sawdust, wood chips and bark) are the commonest form of biomass. Fuel is created by turning the wood products into pellets, which in turn are used in pellet boilers or furnaces. This form of energy is suitable for both residential and industrial use, and is extremely environmentally friendly, producing a very low output of carbon.
While many people are concerned about the impact of fossil fuels on the planet, few are exactly sure what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. A pellet boiler is the ideal way to start, allowing you to heat your home or business in a very cost effective way, saving you as much as 50% over traditional heating costs. This could equate to a savings of hundreds of pounds per year compared to electricity. It is a very efficient heat source, due to the fact that the pellets contain very little moisture, meaning a higher conversion to heat when burned. CO2 emissions are minimal compared to gas, coal or oil boilers. While fossil fuels are fast running out due to increased global demand, biomass is a renewable energy source due to the sustainable nature of wood, energy crops and animal waste.