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Agrics in Partnership with Biomass Boiler Supplier

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    Off grid major energy supplier, AvantiRenewables, recently announced a three-way partnership between Byworth Boilers, Janfire UK and themselves. Commercial steam biomass boilers manufacturers, Byworth Boilers, and Janfire UK provide Swedish burners and technology and AvantiRenewables who are a subdivision of AvantiGas, the off grid energy giant. This partnership aim to provide industrial biomass steam boilers to businesses without pushing their commitment of upfront capital whilst promising reduced CO2 emissions. Their holistic approach pools decades of operational knowledge, engineering expertise and resources from the three partnerships, providing complete biomass steam boiler packages to industries. They claim to facilitate high power cleaning, sterilisation and energy efficient heating.

    Biomass Steam Boilers Users

    Steam Boilers most common users are those in the field of agricultural. Farmers particularly appreciate steam boilers because of their capabilities for water heating which makes them the perfect heat source for keeping animal holding areas sanitary as well as safe. They are easy to maintain their heat so appropriate temperatures can be kept within cattle and poultry sheds. Steam Boilers are useful in that they are used in the food waste process and so are eco-friendly.

    Sheffield Biomass Boiler Installers

    Phaseline Renewables, Sheffield, are biomass boiler specialists and install them for commercial use. This qualifies you for the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). They enable the provision of heating but also hot water, as well. Phaseline Renewables have experienced installers with biomass boilers with a strong focus on commercial customers, having previously managed large projects in various industries, including the agricultural sector.

    Biomass Vs Conventional Boilers

    Biomass boilers function in the same way as conventional gas, oil or LPG fired boilers which you may already be familiar with. The only big difference is that biomass boilers run off a sustainable, renewable energy source which is UK manufactured. Phaseline Renewables, installs biomass boilers which are able to run off a variety of different renewable and sustainable sources of energy. Thus includes log burning boilers, wood chip boilers, wood pellet boilers and straw bale boilers. These examples are all able to supply commercial premises with hot water and central heating with absolutely no issue. They are self-regulating relating to their own heat output which allows safe and efficient fuel burning to take place. Biomass boilers are eco-friendly owing to their automated feed system hopper, which allows biomass boilers to be just as user friendly and low maintenance as any conventional boiler you may have previously known eg. gas, oil or LPG.

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    If you are interested in biomass boilers or would like to find out more information about any of the above mentioned boiler types, contact Phaseline Renewables today for your free quotation. You could be saving a substantial amount on your fuel costs now. So, for more information about Phaseline Renewables and their biomass boiler installations at your commercial property, call Phaseline Renewables on 0114 2945500 or email them at

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      Hot Priced Dream Home

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        Hot Priced Dream Home

        The small village of Finchampstead, Berkshire, is home to a £4.35 million secret. Most houses in this area fetch a high price, but the owners of this spectacular mansion have really excelled themselves with this build. This beautifully finished, five bedroomed, detached home on the outskirts of Wokingham has had the old mixed beautifully with the new–where old and new meet internally and together, create something that can only be described as spectacular – with its fully audio controlled system linked to the owners i-Pad and/or i-Phone.   With its charming kitchen, study, drawing room and reception room all adding to its charm, this house certainly has lots to give, but it is the most modern part of the house that will really make you fall in love with this not so small part of Berkshire. Unbeknownst on arrival, a chocolate orange, leather-clad bar with tall orange bar stools, dim lighting and a fully stocked bar are waiting for you. What more could you possibly want within the comforts of your own home? But if drinking wasn’t to be your choice of activity, there is also an in-house cinema and games room to keep your family occupied, too, or take a stroll in the 5.7 acres of grounds, let the kids run free or play golf on the golf green. This property also comes with a triple garage to store his pride of joy – No, not his wife, the car!

        So, how do you keep a house like this warm? The entire house is heated by a biomass boiler and fuelled by dry compressed timber pellets.

        Why use biomass boilers?

        Biomass boilers provide hot water and central heating for your home and can be installed to replace any type of existing boiler. They run off a renewable, sustainable product manufactured here in the UK but run the same way as conventional gas, oil or LPG fired boilers. Phaseline Renewables can install log burning boilers, wood chip boilers, wood pellet boilers (as describe in the featured story) and straw bale boilers in your home. Biomass boilers modulate their heat output, allowing the safe and efficient burning of fuel without using fossil fuels eg. oil. Thus making them vastly more energy efficient. Like conventional boilers, they are user friendly and low maintenance, but best of all, they could save you a substantial amount on your fuel costs.

        The benefits of biomass boilers continue as you would also qualify for Renewable Heat Incentive and they are becoming a highly competitive form of financial investment, although for this to happen they must be installed by a qualified installer with a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation. Phaseline Renewables plumbers are all fully trained and MCS accredited to fit your new biomass boiler safely, effectively and competitively and have decades of experience in fitting a range of plumbing and heating systems.

        Enter a New Heating Phase with Phaseline Renewables

        To find out more about biomass boilers, or would like a free quotation, contact us today. With the installation of a domestic biomass boiler, you are entitled to payments through the Renewable Heat Incentive, and could also save a substantial amount on your fuel costs.

        For more information about having a biomass boiler installed in your home, call Phaseline Renewables on 0114 2945500 or email us at

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          Assessment of Renewable Energy Technologies Confirms Biomass Boilers Great Investment

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            According to the latest news from, an assessment has been carried out by the property consultancy firm Carter Jonas, whose specialist energy team looked into the investor returns from a number of technologies. The results have been published in their annual Energy Index 2015, taking into account wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass boiler heating, anaerobic digestion, hydroelectric and ground source heat pumps.

            It has taken into account factors such as development costs, value versus development costs, planning approval, development timescale and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). It has also considered the recent Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s proposals to remove support for on-shore wind and solar farms under the Renewable Obligation (RO) from April 2016.

            The Renewable Heat Incentive

            When it comes to getting the best investment from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, there are several renewable energy projects that do offer significant investment opportunities. Bill Gates has recently announced a $2 billion investment in green technology and research, and The National Trust has recently announced a £30 million investment in renewable energy to heat and power a number of historical buildings under their care.

            The head of energy and marine at Carter Jonas, Andrew Watkin said: “The UK has a fantastic pool of natural resources and we continue to call for the Government to get behind the renewable sector. Our research has identified the most attractive renewable technology opportunities available, at the present time, according to key investment factors.”

            Ranking number one as the most attractive technology from an investment perspective is a 50kW PV rooftop project. Biomass boilers have been ranked second. Despite cuts to the Renewable Heat Incentive, it biomass boilers are still an incredibly attractive investment, especially when a system greater than 200kW is installed in a commercial application. It also makes a very good investment opportunity for properties off the gas grid.

            Biomass Boilers Sheffield and Yorkshire

            A domestic or commercial biomass boiler installation will mean that your business or home will be entitled to payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive, and could also save you a substantial amount on your fuel costs. For more information about having a biomass boiler installed in your commercial property or domestic home, call Phaseline Renewables on 0114 2945500 or email us at

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              Biomass Boilers for Farms: Bernard Matthews Install Biomass Boilers on 30 Farms

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                Bernard Matthews farms aims to be 100% green energy self-sufficient by 2016, and has raised a massive £100m in investment to generate energy and make us of the animal waste. Bernard Matthews hopes that they’ll eventually be able to use the waste to turn into pellets which can be used in the biomass boilers, although this plan is dependent on legislation.

                Biomass Boilers in 248 Sheds

                They have, however, been installing wind turbines, solar panels and biomass boilers. They have installed biomass boilers in 248 of its farm’s sheds. According to an article in the Guardian, the company have a “big green plan” which aims to heat the sheds that the turkeys live in and get rid of their waste.

                The farm has now installed biomass boilers in 30 farms, and one day hopes to make it possible to be able to burn turkey litter in the biomass boilers by converting it into pellets. This would mean that they would be able to recycle the 10,000 tonnes of turkey waste that they produce a year, and eliminate the need to buy biomass pellets.

                Biggest UK Biomass Project

                Bernard Matthews now have the biggest single biomass project in the United Kingdom with 229 155-199kw boilers, an anaerobic digestion plant, a £3.6m investment in energy efficient technologies in its factories and another 2MW biomass plant for a feed mill. It is also developing a second 500m³/hour anaerobic plant to supply gas to the national grid.

                Biomass Installers Yorkshire

                As biomass installers in Yorkshire, Phaseline Renewables think that Bernard Matthews are doing an incredible job of ensuring that their farms are as self sufficient as possible, embracing renewable energy and making a conscious effort to reduce their consumption of fossil fuel. According to the Guardian, their ambitions for the future are to be 100% self-sufficient in renewable green electricity by 2016, to send no waste to landfill, reduce the weight of packaging by a quarter, cut water use by 20% and be carbon neutral, all by 2020.

                The Renewable Heat Incentive

                A commercial biomass boiler installation means that your business will be entitled to payments from the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, and could also save a substantial amount on your fuel costs. For more information about having a biomass boiler installed in your commercial property, call Phaseline Renewables on 0114 2945500 or email them at

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                  Energy Saving Biomass Boilers for Farms and Rural Properties

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                    The fuels used to power biomass boilers such as wood chip and wood pellets are far cheaper than traditional fossil fuels. If the farm is off grid, they may have been relying on oil or electricity to produce heat, therefore biomass fuels will be significantly cheaper. The farm itself may even be able to provide its own source of biomass fuel in the form of straw or wood, which will have the effect of cutting costs even further.

                    Biomass Installers Yorkshire

                    The installation of a biomass boiler is a really effective way of supplying your farm and farmhouse with a sustainable source of heating and hot water. As expert biomass installers in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, Phaseline Renewables are well aware of the advantages of farm biomass. From saving money on fuel coats, reducing dependency on fossil fuels and generating income from the renewable heat incentive, biomass boilers are a great choice for farms and rural properties.

                    The Workings of a Biomass Boiler

                    Biomass fuel in the form of logs, waste wood, straw or pellets is filled into a chamber, either manually or using a hopper, and an electric probe ignites the wood. The combustion of the biomass fuel is carefully monitored using a micro compressor and a thermometer, allowing adjustments to be made to the fuel supply and speed of the fan in accordance with the needs of the property. The burning of this biomass fuel creates hot gasses, which pass through the heat exchanger and allow the heat to be used in your central heating system.

                    Payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive

                    Upon the instalment of a biomass boiler, farmers will have access to the renewable heat incentive (RHI), which is government funded initiative that pays commercial and domestic users for their generation and use of renewable energy. This access to the RHI makes biomass boilers are a really attractive option for farmers, and the perfect alternative to fossil fuels.

                    Commercial Biomass Boiler Installers

                    There are lots of advantages to investing in biomass boilers for use on farms and in rural properties. As biomass installers, Phaseline Renewables think that farms who rely heavily on generating heat should consider the option of a commercial biomass boiler. Not only is it a positive step for the environment, it also has the potential of drawing in a significant income. Added to the savings made in fuel, biomass boiler installations for commercial farms in the UK have never been a more attractive prospect!

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                      Replacement of a Coal Fired Boiler with a Biomass Boiler

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                        Mr and Mrs Bligh approached Phaseline Renewables in the hope that they would be able to replace their old and costly coal fired boiler. After giving their expert advice and opinion to on the matter to the couple, they decided to opt for an OkoFEN 15Kw manual fill system.

                        Biomass Boilers in Domestic Properties

                        Biomass pellets are made using compressed dry sawdust or wood shreds. They are compressed under a high amount of pressure until the lignin softens and binds the material together. Pellets usually have a very low level of moisture, typically below 10% and a very high volume energy density. Because they are very clean to burn and flow easily into a system, they are ideal for domestic applications and schools. The pellets are also easy to store and don’t take up much room, so can easily be stored in outhouses, sheds or garages.

                        The biomass boiler was installed in their garage as they had sufficient room, with pipework going underneath their patio to the utility where the current boiler is. This worked well for them as the modern pipework almost eliminates heat loss, which ensures that the system remains efficient even though it was lagged from one room to another.

                        Manually Filled Pellet Boiler

                        The boiler is manually filled using 10kg bags of pellets which are delivered on one tonne loads of a pallet.  Mr and Mrs Bligh’s biomass boiler will require filling every 2-3 days in the winter months, but only every 2-3 weeks in the summer months, and will provide of their heating and hot water.

                        Saving Money on Fuel

                        Mr and Mrs Bligh are subsequently £3000 a year better off. They are saving a substantial amount on the fuel as they no longer need to use coal as a source of fuel, and they are also receiving money from the government led scheme the renewable heat incentive. The payments they receive from the renewable heat incentive are also tax free and index linked.

                        Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Calculator

                        Why not use Phaseline’s renewable heat incentive calculator to see how much money you could save on fuel, and how much your biomass boiler system could generate for you? For a full survey and quotation to discover how biomass heating systems can reduce your fuel bills and earn you money, please contact Phaseline Renewables today on 0114 2945500 or email them at

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                          Wood Chip Biomass Boilers and the Renewable Heat Incentive

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                            Wood chip biomass boilers are a low carbon option because the carbon dioxide emitted when the wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant or tree itself was growing. As long as new trees are planted in place of those used for fuel, the whole process is fully sustainable. Although there are some carbon emissions released by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, as long as it is sourced locally, they are much lower than the emissions created by fossil fuels.

                            The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

                            The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies. Types of heating that qualify are heat pumps, deep geothermal, solar thermal collectors, biomethane and biogas, combined heat and power systems, and biomass boilers.

                            If you are thinking of having a biomass boiler installed in a commercial environment, it is important to remember that it is essential to employ a qualified installer to ensure that your boiler is the appropriate size for your commercial property. It is also essential that your boiler is installed by an MCS (The Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited installer.

                            Biomass Boiler in Leicester College

                            A recent article in the Leicester Mercury reported how a community energy project at John Cleveland College in Hinkley had allowed them to install a biomass boiler. The college was previously spending over £200,000 on their annual energy bill from their old oil-fired system, but the new biomass boiler is set to save them nearly a quarter of that per year with a huge £45,000 saving.

                            The college’s new biomass boiler provides heating by burning wood chips, which are cost effective and renewable. This means that they will be protected in the future from rising fuel prices, and they will be able to reduce their carbon emissions by approximately 250 tonnes a year. The principal of the college Paul Craven told the Leicester Mercury: “We are reducing the carbon footprint of the college by introducing this technology, which also provides an excellent opportunity for the students to study the science of renewable energy in more detail.”

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                              Department of Energy and Climate Change Aim to Reduce Greenhouse Gas with Biomass Boilers

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                                The installation and use of biomass boilers to provide heating and hot water to properties across the UK is a great way to increase the use of low-carbon technologies. Bioenergy is renewable energy made from biomass, which is organic material derived from plant or animal matter.

                                According to the website, “Bioenergy has the potential to provide about 30% of the 2020 target through biofuels, biorefineries and the recovery of energy from the biomass portion of waste (including anaerobic digestion.) The Department of Energy and Climate Change supports the large-scale generation of biomass electricity through the Renewables Obligation. It also supports large- and small-scale generation of biomass heat through the Renewable Heat Incentive.

                                Biomass Energy Helps Climate Change Aims

                                The latest reports concerning the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions show that biomass energy could play a part in helping us to reach the 2050 climate change targets set out by the government. A recent paper claims that biomass heating could be a long-term, low carbon heating solution, and suggests that the UK government should go to greater lengths to support it. The paper claims that the government who see the low energy resource as limited should reconsider evaluating its role so that it could be a new sector for 2020 and beyond.

                                The 2008 Climate Change Act was established by UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change as the world’s first legally binding climate change target. The policy aims to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, with a 20% reduction target set for 2020.

                                Energy Efficient, Low Carbon

                                The UK Government are trying to achieve this reduction through action at home and abroad. According to the website, “Moving to a more energy efficient, low-carbon economy will help us meet this target. It will also help the UK become less reliant on imported fossil fuels and less exposed to higher energy prices in the future.”

                                Biomass Boiler Installers in Yorkshire and the UK

                                If you would like to find out more about using sustainable fuel such as biomass, Phaseline Renewables offer free quotes and advice. Call them on 0114 294 5500, or email them at for more information about the domestic and commercial installation of biomass boilers.

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                                  31% Rise in Bioenergy Production and Increase in Biomass Boiler Use

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                                    According to the Energy Trends update for December 2014, “Renewables’ share of electricity generation increased to 18 per cent, up from the 14 per cent share in the third quarter of 2013. Hydro generation increased by 6 per cent on the third quarter of 2013. Over the same period, offshore wind generation increased by 14 per cent, and onshore wind generation increased by 8 per cent.

                                    Bioenergy from Biomass Boilers

                                    Generation from bioenergy was up by 31 per cent, mainly due to the conversion of Drax to biomass. Overall renewable electricity generation was up 24 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2013.” The UK’s Energy Trends update was published last month by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and showed a fall in energy demand, increased generation of renewable energy, and a reduction in the production of fossil fuels.

                                    Energy Efficiency Growth in the UK

                                    The BBC published a detailed analysis of the findings which confirmed that people in the UK are using less energy even though the economy is growing. According to their analysis, the average person in the UK is using 10% less electricity than 5 years ago, despite the huge boom in wide screen TVs, tablets, smartphones and computers. This is largely due to the EU standards on household appliances that allow people to carry out the same tasks using less energy.

                                    Fall in Demand for Coal and Energy Consumption

                                    There was also a sharp drop in energy consumption, which fell across both the domestic and industrial sectors. “Primary energy consumption for energy uses fell by 4.1 per cent, and when adjusted to take of account of weather differences between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, primary energy consumption fell by 4.6 per cent,” the report stated. “Industrial energy consumption fell by 5.6 per cent; domestic consumption fell by 3.7 per cent while consumption in the transport sector rose by 1.9 per cent. On a temperature corrected basis, final energy consumption fell by 1.6 per cent.”

                                    Commercial and Domestic Biomass Boilers

                                    As biomass installers, Phaseline Renewables consider these latest statistics incredibly encouraging for the future. As people continue to take up renewable sources of energy for their homes and businesses such as biomass boilers, the reduction in fossil fuel use can only mean good things for the future of the planet.

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                                      Biomass Boilers and the Renewable Heat Incentive for Poultry Farmers

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                                        There are lots of advantages to investing in biomass boilers for use on poultry farms. As experts in biomass boilers, Phaseline Renewables think that all businesses who rely heavily on generating heat should consider the option of a commercial biomass boiler. Not only is it a positive step for the environment, it also has the potential of drawing in a significant income. Added to the savings made in fuel, biomass boiler installations for commercial farms in the UK have never been a more attractive prospect.

                                        Derbyshire Farm Earns £250,000 per Year from the Renewable Heat Incentive

                                        According to an online article by Farmers Weekly, a poultry producer in Derbyshire is getting an additional income of a quarter of a million pounds per year after the farm installed a total of 11 biomass boilers.

                                        The one million pound investment of 11 199kW biomass boilers was made by Overbrook Farms in Derbyshire at the end of 2012, generating £250,000 per year of extra revenue from the Renewable Heat Incentive. Overbrook Farm runs 25 poultry sheds over 3 sites and produces 6.5 million birds a year. But the benefits of the biomass installations doesn’t stop there; the boilers are also saving the company more than £90,000 a year in fuel costs.

                                        The farm decided against the installation of one large biomass boiler, which would receive a reduced tariff, in favour of 11 smaller biomass boilers of 199kW, in order to heat 23 sheds spread across three farms. This was a calculated decision, as boilers of under 200kW are eligible for the highest tier payments. Installing several smaller biomass boilers is also a smart move with regard to productivity, because it reduces the risk of the whole system breaking down due to the boiler failing.

                                        Reduced Carbon Dioxide Production from Biomass Boilers

                                        According to Mr Allsop, another advantage of the biomass system is that it produces far less carbon dioxide than their old gas heating. Not only does this help to reduce the carbon footprint of Overbrook farms, it also means that the chicks getter a healthier start in life. This is due to the fact that carbon dioxide has the effect of suppressing the growth of chicks in the first few days of their lives. Therefore, the reduction in carbon dioxide means that the welfare of the birds has improved, and performance of the farm has improved too.

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