Biomass and the Future of Renewable Energy Discussed by 1st Choice Waste Management Group
In the first edition of our Biomass blog, we discuss Biomass fuel in detail as well as the implications this fuel source has on the environment.
In a world where environmental responsibility is becoming ever more important, many companies and governments are actively looking for alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels. With the high output of carbon dioxide and other atmospherically harmful ‘greenhouse gasses’ being prevalent, a more heavy focus is being directed in the development and use of carbon neutral and renewable energy. Greenhouse gasses are damaging the atmosphere and causing global warming, a phenomena that has dominated global environmental discussions over the last decade. With industrialisation being key and major progress being made in the preservation of the environment, we are seeing a steady increase in the popularity of carbon neutral and renewable energy. It’s becoming ever more important to consider the future and this is why Biomass has become a popular carbon neutral fuel source. In this article, we will discuss how Biomass is carbon neutral as well as why renewable energy is becoming more and more prevalent. Should you be looking for Biomass in Redcar or renewable energy in Redcar then be sure to contact the 1st Choice Waste Management Group today or telephone our team now on: 01642 478 734
What is Biomass Fuel?
Biomass is classed as a carbon neutral fuel. This is because the uptake of carbon dioxide used by plants when they are growing counteracts the release of carbon dioxide that is released when the fuel is burned. With the common availability of a variety of sources for Biomass fuel to be created, it is a sustainable and carbon neutral fuel source. Compare this to fuel such as coal and you have a very clean, responsible and sustainable energy source. Waste that is usually sent to landfill can be re-used to produce electricity, fuel or other materials. The Biomass fuel that we have mentioned is created using our state-of-the-art Biomass boiler. This is utilised by our collection of waste that would have otherwise gone to a landfill site. Not only is this fuel environmentally responsible, it reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfill, increasing its environmental impact.
Why is Renewable Energy Becoming More Important?
It is interesting to observe the developments in the usage of Biomass and other renewable energy sources around the world. The interest in this clearly stems from global concerns about our environmental impact to the planet but there are other reasons as to why renewable energy is becoming more and more important. Space will eventually run out for landfill and with the long time taken for this waste to biodegrade, alternative solutions need to pursued. Biomass is the perfect solution for this problem as significant amounts of waste can be reused as fuel instead of being sent to landfill. Other renewable energy sources seek to combat the extensive use of fossil fuels around the world but using Biomass as a fuel source also helps to combat the world’s dependance on these dirty fuel sources. With the long term damage that could be caused by greenhouse gasses, green solutions are important to ensure that we can protect the planet from the negative effects of certain fuel sources.
The Importance of Biomass
In the September edition of our biomass blog, we look into why Biomass is an important energy source and how we can use it to reduce waste sent to landfill.
We have previously discussed what Biomass is as well as how it is carbon neutral energy source and is therefore beneficial for the environment. In terms of global usage, renewable energy sources in general are becoming more popular as an alternative to fossil fuels. In the application of waste management, there is a vast amount of waste that does not have to be sent to landfill and can be broken down utilising a Biomass boiler. The importance of this is that we can directly affect the amount of waste heading to landfill as well as turning this reduced waste into a carbon neutral energy source. Our Biomass boiler is utilised to burn the fuel generated to return the electricity generated ‘to the grid.’ This is not just limited to waste that is being sent to landfill. As well as creating Biomass fuel, we can also generate re-usable and clean wood chippings from waste wood and timber. You can arrange for collection by prior arrangement and this offers a greener and clean way to dispose of your waste. The scope and way in which waste can be managed and disposed of is changing, seeing a series of innovative techniques being put into the forefront. But how can Biomass and other greener solutions to manage waste?
The Future of Waste Management
A question that is often raised is how greener solutions will affect how we see and deal with waste in the future. There’s a wide range of features that are associated with techniques such as transforming waste into Biomass. These solutions obviously reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill which makes for a greener way to reduce organic waste that has to be sent to landfill. Additionally, wood pellets can also be used to reduce timber waste that is generated and this is another way to reduce a different type of waste. The reduction of greenhouse gasses is possible with the gaining popularity of using Biomass energy sources. Not only does the waste that is sent to landfill reduced by turning it into a Biofuel, it is also burned to generate electricity offering a carbon neutral fuel source. This provides a duel environmental purpose, reducing carbon dioxide emissions that would be caused by burning fossil fuels as well as reducing the waste that is sent to landfill. It’s interesting that one of the main driving forces for the development and continuation of Biofuel technology is the need to reduce waste, which has seen the increase in popularity for this fuel source. By using 1st Choice Waste Management as your commercial waste partner, you can actively reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill as well as providing a greener solution for the waste generated. So enquire today to find out more about our Biomass services. Contact our team now on: 01642 478 734
Enquire About our Biomass Services Today
Here at the 1st Choice Waste Management Group, we are proud to have installed a Heizomat RHK-AK990 (990kW) Boiler. Although this boiler is often regarded as a ‘woodchip boiler,’ it offers a wide range of features which make it a true biomass boiler. This boiler is able to utilise a wide range of biomass fuels to ensure that waste collected from clients can be turned into clean electricity and returned to the grid. This allows for the responsible use of waste and seeks to reduce the carbon footprint that is caused by the burning of other fuel types. We can use our boiler to significantly reduce the amount of waste and to therefore reduce the volume that is sent to landfill. In a world where responsibility for our impact on the environment is important, carbon neutral energy sources such as biomass pellets and renewable energy sources are becoming more and more necessary. If you are looking to convert a large amount of your waste into biofuel in Redcar or if you are interested in finding out more about our Biomass service in Redcar then be sure to visit us today or give our team now on: 01642 478 734
Ben works for the marketing team at 1st Choice Waste Management, he has a passion for marketing and helping businesses to grow.