Biomass Boilers burn wood chips, pellets, or logs to create energy for heating and hot water. Traditional boilers run on oil or gas, but this is a superb low-carbon renewable alternative.
There are many Biomass Boiler systems on the market, using a variety of fuel feed options. The range is extensive, but we help you define which boiler is best for your property. Franck Energy provides Biomass Boilers with integrated fuel store (for manual feeding), auger-fed systems for bulk wood pellet storage, and vacuum-fed boilers for optimum convenience.
A Biomass Boiler is easily installed, works with existing house infrastructure, and produces the same heat as a conventional boiler does. It saves money and helps the environment.
Functions with old radiators
The price of wood pellets stays stable
Easily switched with oil or gas boilers
Wood pellets burn cleanly
Equivalent performance to fossil fuels
Reduced carbon emissions
Low maintenance and easy to control
Perfect for older buildings
Biomass Boiler FAQs
Auger-Fed Fuel Store exist in different sizes, which can feed wood pellets between 1.8 and 5 metres. This gives you the flexibility to install a large, bespoke fuel store for bulk deliveries. The fuel store can be located in the room which the boiler is installed in or a room adjacent to the boiler. In both cases, the boiler would be separated from the fuel store by a fire-resistant wall.
An alternative solution is for wood pellets to be delivered into the boiler via a vacuum suction system. This offers great reliability, flexibility and the ability to transfer wood pellets over distance. These systems can transport wood pellets up to 15 metres from the fuel store. This gives the homeowner more options as to the location of the fuel store, whether it is next to the boiler, in a separate building or even in an underground store in your garden.
Within each boiler is a integrated fuel store, which can hold enough wood pellets for several days of heating. A suction module can be retrofitted later on if you prefer, which gives you the comfort of knowing that you have options further down the road.
Every month, the Biomass Boiler system will require emptying of the ash that has built up over time. This is compostable material, and can be used as fertiliser. They are built to work throughout the year, but it may be advisable to turn them off in the hotter months. When paired with other renewable sources such as Solar Thermal Panels, a Biomass Boiler is particularly effective and efficient.