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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 info@phaseline.co.uk

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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 info@phaseline.co.uk.

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          Assessment of Renewable Energy Technologies Confirms Biomass Boilers Great Investment

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            According to the latest news from farminguk.com, 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 info@phaseline.co.uk.

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              National Trust to Invest £30m in Renewable Energy Including Biomass Boilers

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                The National Trust are set to make their largest ever investment in renewable energy, following the completion of five initial projects. The charity believes that this renewable energy programme will save it up to £4 million per year on energy costs. They will be investing £30 million in renewable energy for its historic sites, including biomass boilers. As biomass installers in Yorkshire, it’s great news that such a high profile charity are embracing renewable energy to help them save money on their energy costs.

                Biomass Boiler Installation Replaces Oil

                Ickworth House, in Suffolk, is another of the National Trust’s properties that has welcomed the installation of a biomass boiler. According to the East Anglian Daily Times, the installation will replace an old oil boiler which was being fed by a 5,000 litre tank, roviding heating to the West Wing and Rotunda at the major visitor attraction.

                The new biomass boiler will be fuelled by wood chips which are harvested in a sustainable manner from the estate’s woodlands. The biomass boiler itself will be housed safely in an existing 1960’s building which has been regenerated to help it blend in with the other historic buildings on the Ickworth Estate.

                Biomass Boilers at Upton House

                The conservation charity aim to gradually reduce their reliance on fossil fuels by cutting down on its energy usage by 20% and sourcing 50% of its energy from onsite renewable sources by 2020. The investment will involve over 40 new projects, including Upton House, where 2 biomass boilers have been installed. They also hope to provide another source of income for the charity by selling excess electricity generated back to the grid.

                Renewable Technology for Historic Buildings

                Rural Enterprises Director for the National Trust Patrick Begg said: “We have a responsibility to look after the special places in our care, requiring us to make long-term decisions that will protect them for future generations. Many of the properties in our care are energy intensive and in remote areas without access to mains gas. Installing renewable technology in these places is a huge challenge. For instance we found that connecting hydros to the grid is more complicated than we expected. We have learnt a great deal and we will continue to do so.”

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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 info@phaseline.co.uk

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                      Green Heating Systems that Qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

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                        The initiative was launched in November 2012 for non-domestic properties, and since then a total of 7675 businesses have installed renewable heating technologies under the don-domestic scheme. The majority of these installations have been for small biomass boilers, which account for 87% of all measures fitted. When this figure includes medium and large biomass boilers, however, this technology accounts for 94% of total installations.

                        The payments available through the renewable heat incentive scheme for both non-domestic and commercial installations make renewable technology such as ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers attractive options.

                        According to the latest Government statistics, almost 22,000 households in the UK have now installed green heating systems that qualify for the renewable heat incentive scheme. The Department of Energy and Climate Change issued statistics recently that showed that there have been 21,932 accredited renewable heat incentive installations of technologies including heat pumps, solar thermal systems and biomass boilers.

                        The Renewable Heat Incentive

                        The renewable heat incentive is designed to promote the installation of a variety of renewable heat technologies. Households and businesses that install green heating systems are rewarded with financial payments from the renewable heat incentive through separate domestic and non-domestic renewable heat incentive schemes. Since it was officially launched in April 2014, 6,244 households have been accredited.

                        Biomass Boilers and Heat Pumps

                        According to the stats, of the 21,932 installations, 36% of the total accounts for air source heat pumps, biomass boilers claim 28% of accreditations, solar thermal technologies make up 21% of the market, and ground source heat pumps make up 15%.

                        Paul Thompson, head of policy at the Renewable Energy Association said “It is encouraging to see that not only has the 20,000-accreditations milestone been reached but the rate of uptake is rapidly increasing. This is hopefully a trend that will continue.”

                        Low Carbon, Affordable Heating

                        As biomass installers, Phaseline Renewables see these figures as incredibly encouraging and illustrative of the increased uptake in renewable heating technologies such as biomass boilers and heat pumps. There is obviously a big demand for low carbon, affordable heating in domestic properties throughout the UK, allowing people to move away from fossil fuels.

                        To find out how much you could earn from the RHI, why not try a renewable heat incentive calculator? To find out more about the payments that you can receive through the installation of renewable heating technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive, please contact Phaseline Renewables on 0114 2945500 or email them atinfo@phaseline.co.uk

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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 Gov.uk 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 Gov.uk 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 info@phaseline.co.uk for more information about the domestic and commercial installation of biomass boilers.

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                              Domestic Biomass Boiler Installer Testimonials

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                                Biomass boilers operate in the same way as conventional gas, oil or LPG fired boilers, but they run off a renewable, sustainable product that is manufactured in the UK. They typically run off logs, wood chips, pellets or straw bales, and will heat hot water and run a central heating system too.

                                As experts in biomass boilers, Phaseline Renewables have plenty of experience in their installation for homes and businesses in Yorkshire and across the UK. Biomass boilers will provide your home or business with heating and hot water, in place of a gas boiler or other type of boiler, and are becoming a popular, environmentally friendly choice for many people.

                                Biomass Boiler Installation, Lincolnshire

                                Barry Hannington, from Grimsby in Lincolnshire was also very pleased with our work. He said: “Phaseline Renewables worked hard to install my boiler and pellet hopper in time for Christmas. The standard of workmanship was very good and customer service was excellent.”

                                Biomass Boiler Installers Derbyshire

                                Phaseline Renewables have installed a wide range of biomass boilers in a variety of properties, and are constantly receiving positive feedback from our customers regarding our skill and expertise. One of our previous customers, Stephen Oliver, from Wyaston in Derbyshire said: “I chose Phaseline for my biomass boiler installation after doing a lot of research. I have not been disappointed. They have great customer service and the system is performing very well. The team understood what my requirements were, put together a compelling business case and the installation went very smoothly, despite some unexpected ground conditions when installing underground pipework. Neighbours and friends have been very interested in what I have been doing with the new biomass boiler and I have unhesitatingly recommended Phaseline to them.”

                                The Renewable Heat Incentive

                                We are also able to give advice on the financial advantages of a biomass installation, and have plenty of experience and knowledge navigating the ins and outs of the commercial and domestic renewable heat incentives. David Emery from High Bradfield in Yorkshire said: “Excellent and friendly team to help work the business/financial case for the boiler and very competent and courteous locally based team to perform the installation itself – tidied up nicely and showed me how to use all new features and answered all questions I had.”

                                Finally, another recent testimonial from Stephen Beckett in Retford, Nottinghamshire read: “Excellent knowledge of the product and advice given was personalised, which I always appreciate. Fitting went without a hitch and after sales follow up has been good.”

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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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