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Focus on Biomass

            Richard Harvey

         Rural Energy Lld
      English Wood Fuels Ltd


Farming Futures Eas...
Why do we need Renewable
     Energy sources

     Why Biomass?
       y
The Future for Biomass Fuel
Energy from biomass
           combustion




Electricity   Heat only   Combined
only                      heat and
      ...
Electricity from coal fired power stations
Cost of Carbon Savings from
           Bioenergy S
           Bi         Sources
          Liquid biofuels

    Large heat...
Factors driving the uptake of
     biomass heating biomass
     bi        h i bi
           heating uptake
               ...
Background to Rural Energy
Rural Energy Network
                 Rural Energy Trust
              Advice, feasibility studies, grant
                ...
Ideal biomass system
                          Planning and Design
                 Heating system suitable for applicatio...
Case Studies
Case Study 1:



Domestic wood pellet heating system
                           g y




          Heating house or office
Central heating boiler and
         hopper
Typical Installation
Case Study 2:



Log boiler and accumulator tank
  g




             House and offices
             H       d ffi
Log boiler
     &
accumulator
   tank
Case Study 3   : Alma House Farm Business Park

               Wibtoft, Warwickshire
Woodchip District Heating System
       Alma House Business Park
Poplar Coppice for fuel
 Alma House Business Park
Case Study 4: Luddington Primary School,
           North Lincolnshire
C p bunker and boiler
Chip bu e a d bo e
Fuel Delivery from neighbouring farmer
 ue e e y o         e g bou g a e
Case Study 5: Madani High School
           Leicester
250kW Herz Biomatic Pellet boiler
Case Study 6:

Beacon College
 Crowborough
    Sussex

   2 x 500kW
Woodchip system
 District Heating
Wood chip intake
Fuel hopper
Case Study 7            : Bells Bros Nurseries, Boston,
                         Lincolnshire
                         Li ...
Purpose built energy centre
Chip store and boiler
Stepped Combustion Grate
Fuel feed: ‘Walking Floor’
            Walking Floor
Opportunities for producing
        biomass
Forest wood chip
Recycled wood
Willow Coppice
Miscanthus
Focus on Biomass - Richard Harvey (Rural Energy Ltd/English Wood Fuels Ltd)
Focus on Biomass - Richard Harvey (Rural Energy Ltd/English Wood Fuels Ltd)
Focus on Biomass - Richard Harvey (Rural Energy Ltd/English Wood Fuels Ltd)
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  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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