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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'. …

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

(5th November 2008)

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  • 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. Why do we need Renewable Energy sources Why Biomass? y
  • 3. The Future for Biomass Fuel
  • 4. Energy from biomass combustion Electricity Heat only Combined only heat and power
  • 5. Electricity from coal fired power stations
  • 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. 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. Background to Rural Energy
  • 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. 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. Case Studies
  • 12. Case Study 1: Domestic wood pellet heating system g y Heating house or office
  • 13. Central heating boiler and hopper
  • 14. Typical Installation
  • 15. Case Study 2: Log boiler and accumulator tank g House and offices H d ffi
  • 16. Log boiler & accumulator tank
  • 17. Case Study 3 : Alma House Farm Business Park Wibtoft, Warwickshire
  • 18. Woodchip District Heating System Alma House Business Park
  • 19. Poplar Coppice for fuel Alma House Business Park
  • 20. Case Study 4: Luddington Primary School, North Lincolnshire
  • 21. C p bunker and boiler Chip bu e a d bo e
  • 22. Fuel Delivery from neighbouring farmer ue e e y o e g bou g a e
  • 23. Case Study 5: Madani High School Leicester
  • 24. 250kW Herz Biomatic Pellet boiler
  • 25. Case Study 6: Beacon College Crowborough Sussex 2 x 500kW Woodchip system District Heating
  • 26. Wood chip intake
  • 27. Fuel hopper
  • 28. Case Study 7 : Bells Bros Nurseries, Boston, Lincolnshire Li l hi Providing base load for 6 acres of glasshouse Commission November 2007
  • 29. Purpose built energy centre
  • 30. Chip store and boiler
  • 31. Stepped Combustion Grate
  • 32. Fuel feed: ‘Walking Floor’ Walking Floor
  • 33. Opportunities for producing biomass
  • 34. Forest wood chip
  • 35. Recycled wood
  • 36. Willow Coppice
  • 37. Miscanthus