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Biomass Heating Information from factsheet: Technology basics – page 1 Different types of biomass heating systems – page1 Different types of wood fuel.

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1 Biomass Heating Information from factsheet: Technology basics – page 1 Different types of biomass heating systems – page1 Different types of wood fuel – page 1 Renewable Heat Incentive information – page 1 Benefits for your community – page 2 Myth busting facts – page 2 Checklist: is biomass heating the right technology for my community? – page 3 Subregional information and contacts – page 4 Case studies Video: introduction to biomass heating

2 Biomass heating– the basics An introduction to biomass heating How does biomass heating work? Different types of wood fuel Biomass heating is generally wood fuel being burnt to generate hot water or provide space heating. PelletsChipsLogs Different types of system StovesBoilers

3 Biomass heating – Renewable Heat Incentive Generating a source of income for your community from biomass heating What is the Renewable Heat Incentive Government incentive to encourage the generation of renewable heat Owners of a biomass heating system can make money from the heat generated by the system Guaranteed for 20 years Retail price index linked Does not include biomass stoves New incentive – visit the Government website for further information and updates nergy_mix/renewable/policy/incentive/incentive.aspx

4 Biomass heating – Benefits and Myths What benefits could biomass heating generate for your community Protection against rising fuel prices Make money for your community More local jobs Wider economic and environmental benefits Flexible technology Reduce your carbon emissions Improve community well-being What are the typical myths surrounding biomass heating biomass heating is not renewable as it emits CO2 biomass heating is a threat to woodland areas biomass heating systems are difficult to manage

5 Biomass heating – Checklist Is biomass heating suitable for your community? Site suitability Heating system Biomass fuel supply Land/Building owner permission Planning permission

6 Biomass heating – Case studies North West Case Study – Thirlmere recreation hall biomass boiler UK Case Study – A biomass boiler for a church in Gulworthy cross


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