Presentation on theme: "Planning and regulations relating to biomass installations 18 th September 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Planning and regulations relating to biomass installations 18 th September 2009
About CEN CEN is a growing environmental organisation of around 80 people. Founded in 1997 our mission is to: nAlleviate fuel poverty nProvide environmental benefit through CO 2 reduction nDevelop the market for energy efficiency and renewable energy To date we have: nLifted over 4,000 people out of fuel poverty nOffset over 100 million kg of CO2 with over £15,000,000 of installed energy efficiency improvements nImplemented nearly 100 community scale renewable energy installations in London and the SE
CEN Biomass Services Project implementation services: Site assessments & feasibility studies System design and financial appraisals Grant funding and planning support Tendering for biomass installation Tendering & negotiating fuel supply contracts General work: Developing fuel supply chains and infrastructure Training, education and promotion Masterplanning & district heating Resource assessments
Clean Air Act Originally enacted in the 1950s to combat the smogs Prohibits the emission of dark smoke Smoke control areas – where are they?
Where are the smoke control areas?
Clean Air Act 1993 Originally enacted in the 1950s to combat the smogs Prohibits the emission of dark smoke Smoke control areas – where are they? Exempt appliances Smokeless fuels Chimney Height Approval If burning at a rate of 45.4 kg/hr or more
Moisture content %Wood Net CV GJ/t %GJ/tkWh/tkWh per 45.4kgBoiler rating (kW) 5%17.924, %16.844, %14.684, %12.523, %10.362, %8.202, %6.041, What is 45.4kg/hr in real money? Note: This calculation assumes an 85% efficient boiler.
Planning Permission Planning permission is not normally required for biomass systems as long as the work is internal. There may be complications if: Chimney / flue is unusually high / unusually located You need a new building / plant room / fuel store Conservation area / World Heritage Site / Listed building
Other considerations Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs)
Other considerations Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) Environmental Permitting Regulations Waste Incineration Directive Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations Building Regulations Part J - Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems