Gallery: INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Biomass as a Renewable Energy Sourc...

 

UK-based renewable energy company Duncan Renewables made this great infographic which highlights the benefits of biomassfor domestic consumers. The infographic shows information about biomass use around the world – a hot topic since the introduction of the green deal by the UK government this month. The graphic demonstrates a range of statistics about how biomass can help the environment and provide a more sustainable heating source compared to fossil fuels. Duncan Renewables has mainly installed biomass boilers in large-scale commercial settings such as farms and leisure facilities, but as the infographic shows, with domestic customers now able to get help with the cost of biomass boiler installation it is becoming a more popular technology used for heating normal homes. Check out the full infographic after the jump!

+ Duncan Renewables

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  1. cpt_falcon September 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    This infographic proves that biomass is more expensive than any other option, not as energy dense ( so needs more energy to transport) and that it is only widely used in developing countries. this is because burning solid fuel is outlawed in much of the UK and other countries because of the terrible pollution it creates. one of the first peices of environmental legislation in the UK was teh clean air act which banned the burning of dirty fuel such as wood and encouraged teh use of clean coal. In the 1800s , when most people used wood we set about the rapid deforestation of the UK which has left us with barren landscapes throughout much of the UK which would naturally be covered in forest. This means that if you buy wood pellets in the UK today they are most likely from German, Scandinavian or Canadian forests and therefore lose a lot of the environmental benefit, and have no security of supply, especially in the winter. Not everything green is sustainable

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