Renewable Energy Heating System ~
What is Biomass ?
Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials, a renewable and sustainable source of energy used to create electricity or other forms of power.
We invested in our system for eco-friendly beliefs. It also gives us lashing of hot water and a happily heated Westwood for all to enjoy.
Some examples of materials that make up biomass fuels are…
~ Scrap lumber
~ Forest debris
~ Certain crops
~ Manure and some types of waste residues
With a constant supply of waste – from construction and demolition activities, to wood not used in paper making, to municipal solid waste – green energy production can continue indefinitely.
Biomass is a renewable source of fuel to produce energy because…
Waste residues will always exist in terms of scrap wood, mill residuals and forest resources and
properly managed forests will always have more trees, and we will always have crops and the residual biological matter from those crops.
Biomass power is carbon neutral
Biomass power is carbon neutral from renewable organic waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as fodder for forest fires.
When burned, the energy in biomass is released as heat. If you have a fireplace, you already are participating in the use of biomass as the wood you burn in it is a biomass fuel.