In an ongoing effort to provide environmentally friendly fuels, much focus has been centred on biomass. Big Green Switch recognises that this is a portion of the market which many businesses don’t understand and consequently, are not getting the benefits of when it is a viable option for them.
Biomass is simply fuel produced from organic matter and is known to have a much smaller carbon footprint than fossil fuels. The difference? Fossil fuels were living, organic matter from hundreds of thousands – millions – of years ago. Biomass, on the other hand, was recently living so that when burning, is part of a closed carbon cycle. There is less build-up in the atmosphere, thus an ecologically safer alternative to fossil fuels.
Types of Biomass
The basic types, or general categories, of biomass would include:
- Crops (high-yielding) grown specifically for biomass production
- Wood either from forestry or from processing remnants
- Waste from food manufacturing or consumer waste
- Residues leftover from agricultural applications (harvest and process)
- Waste from industrial or manufacturing processes
Much of the biomass Big Green Switch is concerned with is used as a heat source for commercial and residential buildings. We know how expensive it can be to heat a building in cold winter months and just how much hot water costs, especially for commercial concerns such as restaurants that require a constant supply.
If you are tired of paying high heating and hot water bills, talk to an energy consultant at Big Green Switch. We can help you discover better, more cost-effective solutions that will save you and the planet. Eco-friendly biomass may just be the alternative you have been looking for.