Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. As an energy source, biomass can be used directly via combustion to produce heat. Wood combustion for heating has many advantages over other fossil fuels.
Carbon dioxide emitted by a plant during natural decomposition is almost the same as it has absorbed during growth. In a combustion process, wood releases the same amount of CO2. Thus, heating biomass is respectful with the carbon dioxide cycle, which is not disturbed.
The use of local biomass allows for savings in shipping costs, reducing energy dependence, promoting rural economy and giving an excellent end to forest cleanup, timber waste, furniture factories, fruit and olive oil companies…
Biomass is offered in many forms, depending largely on local species. This diversity allows a seasonal adaptation, and an effective barrier against opportunistic fluctuations, which are so common in fossil fuel markets. It results into huge savings for consumers, as biomass energy costs are stable and much lower than the cost of electricity, fuel oil and propane sources.
Wood pellets are small cylinders made from sawdust, compacted at high pressure. This process allows the lignin to plasticize the finished product, offering a compact look without synthetic additives.
Pellets are easy to transport, store and enable a fine feeding calibration. When produced with proven quality, they achieve high calorific value and low water content.
Only ENplus A1 pellet (based on the European standard EN 14961-2) is recommended for BioCurve boilers.