Biomass Fuel Types

When heating with wood biomass there are many different variables to consider. Fuel type is one of the most important such variables when choosing which biomass boiler is most suited. Each fuel type also has storage and delivery requirements which need to be taken into account when installing.

We can help you chose the correct and most appropriate fuel type for your needs and requirements. You can also find out what type of wood biomass fuels are available below.

Wood biomass fuel types

Wood Pellets

Wood pellets offer a similar level of control as oil and gas heating appliances, making them an attractive choice for many. Unlike logs, wood pellets can burn quickly allowing the boiler to be switched on and off quickly. Pellet boilers use intelligent pellet transfer systems allowing them to control the supply of fuel from the fuel storage area effectively and as needed.

Wood Chips

Wood chips offer similar performance to wood pellets. Wood chip boilers automatically transfer fuel from a storage area to the combustion chamber where it is burned to produce heated water. Wood chip boilers automatically light, add fuel as required, self clean and shut down. They are more suited to both larger and commercial properties.

Wood Logs

The simplest form of wood biomass, logs can be burned in a stove to heat a room, using controls on the stove to adjust the fire to increase or reduce the emitted heat. However logs can also be burned in a log boiler to produce larger volumes of heat for either central heating, hot water or to heat the property.

Waste Wood

Using waste wood from clean manufacturing is a good fuel option with specific wood burners such as Fabbri commercial factory and workshop heaters. Waste wood doesn’t burn as efficiently as other fuel options but is a low cost alternative especially with commercial properties.