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

    • Focus on Biomass Richard Harvey Rural Energy Lld English Wood Fuels Ltd Farming Futures East Midlands Workshop Rural Training Centre, Owston 5th November 2008
    • 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 power
    • Electricity from coal fired power stations
    • 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
    • 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
    • Background to Rural Energy
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 l hi Providing base load for 6 acres of glasshouse Commission November 2007
    • 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