Focus on Biomass - Richard Harvey (Rural Energy Ltd/English Wood Fuels Ltd)

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This presentation formed part of the Farming Futures workshop 'Focus on Biomass'.

(5th November 2008)

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Focus on Biomass - Richard Harvey (Rural Energy Ltd/English Wood Fuels Ltd)

  1. 1. Focus on Biomass Richard Harvey Rural Energy Lld English Wood Fuels Ltd Farming Futures East Midlands Workshop Rural Training Centre, Owston 5th November 2008
  2. 2. Why do we need Renewable Energy sources Why Biomass? y
  3. 3. The Future for Biomass Fuel
  4. 4. Energy from biomass combustion Electricity Heat only Combined only heat and power
  5. 5. Electricity from coal fired power stations
  6. 6. Cost of Carbon Savings from Bioenergy S Bi Sources Liquid biofuels Large heat - Low use Large Heat - High use Medium heat - Low use Medium heat - High use Domestic heat Biomass-only power Co-firing power with CCS Lowest cost Co-firing power - refurb. refurb savings from heat Co-firing power - existing -100 -50 0 50 100 150 200 £/tCO2 saved d Source: DTI 2006
  7. 7. Factors driving the uptake of biomass heating biomass bi h i bi heating uptake g p • Increasing fuel costs • Declining fossil fuel supplies • Global warming • International fuel security • Capital Grants • Local authority micro generation targets for new L l th it i ti t t f buildings • Part L (2006) building regulations
  8. 8. Background to Rural Energy
  9. 9. Rural Energy Network Rural Energy Trust Advice, feasibility studies, grant applications, training, pp g demonstrations RE Installations Ltd English Wood Fuels Ltd Heating System eat g Syste Biomass Fuel Supplier Installations Wood fuel supplies
  10. 10. Ideal biomass system Planning and Design Heating system suitable for application Suitable and cost effective fuel choice Owner/operator perception satisfied Heating system Fuel supply Efficient Good quality Reliable and durable Reliable supply Good service and maintenance Reasonable price Cost effective
  11. 11. Case Studies
  12. 12. Case Study 1: Domestic wood pellet heating system g y Heating house or office
  13. 13. Central heating boiler and hopper
  14. 14. Typical Installation
  15. 15. Case Study 2: Log boiler and accumulator tank g House and offices H d ffi
  16. 16. Log boiler & accumulator tank
  17. 17. Case Study 3 : Alma House Farm Business Park Wibtoft, Warwickshire
  18. 18. Woodchip District Heating System Alma House Business Park
  19. 19. Poplar Coppice for fuel Alma House Business Park
  20. 20. Case Study 4: Luddington Primary School, North Lincolnshire
  21. 21. C p bunker and boiler Chip bu e a d bo e
  22. 22. Fuel Delivery from neighbouring farmer ue e e y o e g bou g a e
  23. 23. Case Study 5: Madani High School Leicester
  24. 24. 250kW Herz Biomatic Pellet boiler
  25. 25. Case Study 6: Beacon College Crowborough Sussex 2 x 500kW Woodchip system District Heating
  26. 26. Wood chip intake
  27. 27. Fuel hopper
  28. 28. Case Study 7 : Bells Bros Nurseries, Boston, Lincolnshire Li l hi Providing base load for 6 acres of glasshouse Commission November 2007
  29. 29. Purpose built energy centre
  30. 30. Chip store and boiler
  31. 31. Stepped Combustion Grate
  32. 32. Fuel feed: ‘Walking Floor’ Walking Floor
  33. 33. Opportunities for producing biomass
  34. 34. Forest wood chip
  35. 35. Recycled wood
  36. 36. Willow Coppice
  37. 37. Miscanthus

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