What is biomass and is the fuel a good alternative to gas and oil?

Exactly what is biomass? Biomass boilers are now being seriously considered by some homeowners, particularly those off-grid, looking for an alternative to gas and oil boilers. But how is biomass fuel made and is it really a ‘green’ alternative?

Below, we answer some commonly asked questions about biomass and how it provides energy so anyone looking into installing a biomass boiler can make an informed decision about its pros and cons. 

What is biomass energy?

Humans have always used biomass energy, right from before recorded history. The wood fires used by early humans for cooking and keeping warm were the first forms of biomass energy. 

Active Energy Group plc (LON:AEG) is a biomass based renewable energy business focussed on using its proprietary technology to transform low-cost or waste biomass material into renewable biomass fuels, thus creating next generation biomass products. AEG’S CoalSwitch® is a second generation biomass fuel that has been tested, and proven, to replace the traditional coal fired-power industry and existing renewable biomass industry without requiring plant modification.

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