Initially it is important to conceptualize what the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is, which is considered a government initiative to encourage more people to install low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps and also the famous biomass boilers.
That said, it is important to mention that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme supports the decarbonisation of heat in buildings in general, in order to elucidate less pollution.
Another point is that it provides initial capital subsidies to support the installation of heat pumps and biomass boilers in homes and buildings that are not yet considered domestic in the country.
The operation is still carried out by equipment intended for the generation of steam that has the purpose of transforming water into water steam, using for this purpose several variations of biomass, such as wood derivatives (pellets, wood residues, among others), residues agro-industrial, sugarcane, etc.
Thus, from a sustainability point of view, the advantages of biomass as a fuel in these boilers are:
- No emission of sulfur dioxide, which pollutes the environment;It is a renewable fuel;
- Greater energy efficiency;
- Provides the reuse of waste, preventing it from having incorrect destinations
- In addition, biomass boilers are used in companies whose industrial processes require high temperatures, such as chemical and petrochemical industries and in several other industrial segments.
But all this goes through a process, which qualifies to obtain such a benefit, however this initiative has been drawing people’s attention, because in addition to improving their well-being in general, it also contributes to a better environment.
So we can say that Biomass Boiler or even Low Carbon Heating really contributes to people’s economy and pocket as well as a wood burning biomass boiler can save up to £1100 a year compared to an old heating system electric.
As in the example above, it is clear that there is savings in the pocket and also in the environment, providing only benefits in general.