There are several answers as to why wood pellet biomass boilers need quality fuel and here we will explain what they are.
Firstly, your biomass boiler manufacturer will probably insist that for the effective functioning of the boiler you should only use quality biomass fuel.
But how do you know whether you are using a quality fuel? The answer is that the supplier will meet the ENplus criteria and this will be displayed on the bags of pellets when delivered and also on the paperwork should you be having a blown delivery.
So, your boiler manufacturer will highlight that you need quality biomass fuel because this fuel will deliver the expected levels of energy output for you to heat your premises and produce hot water.
It may be tempting to switch to a cheaper wood pellet but this will probably be of a poor quality and you run the risk of damaging the boiler and also having to burn more of the fuel to generate the same energy output.
Why wood pellet quality is important
There’s also another important reason why wood pellet quality is important for any business looking to use biomass and this involves the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.
As part of the agreement when signing up to the RHI your firm will commit to using only quality biomass fuel in order to receive your payments; not using the ENplus quality wood pellets may mean you jeopardise your payments.
So, it’s important when organising your biomass fuel deliveries that you deal with a reputable supplier, preferably someone who is listed on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) which is put together by the government of those suppliers who meet the criteria and are committed to the sustainability of the forests they use to supply wood.
It should be highlighted here that when you use the Business Utility Hub to organise the best prices and deliveries for biomass wood fuels that we use the BSL list as well for peace of mind.
Wood pellets blown delivery
As mentioned previously, some firms and organisations will be needing larger orders of fuel which means they may require wood pellets blown delivery. This is simply a term to refer to how the pellets are delivered.
This will see a delivery lorry parking close to the fuel store and connecting a pipe between the two and having the quality biomass fuel blown down the pipe directly into the store. The fuel is then fed automatically into the boiler so there’s little for a firm to do other than order their biomass fuel on time.
Indeed, this aspect of monitoring your biomass fuel usage is an important one and is part of the offering from the Business Utility Hub and we can monitor your fuel usage remotely and remind you when an order needs to be done in a timely fashion.
Essentially, wood pellet biomass boilers need quality fuel to function effectively and produce the energy you are looking for but if you have any questions about the fuels needed and to discuss a potential order, then contact the helpful Business Utility Hub team.