Recycling Domestic & Commercial Waste in Teesside Creating Biomass Renewable Energy
Biomass is described as a regenerative organic material used for energy production. It is the matter that is usually thought of as “rubbish” or waste. Some of it is just stuff lying around such as dead trees, tree branches, left-over crops, wood chips, bark and sawdust from timber mills. Waste and paper products that cannot be recycled into other paper products, as well as other household or commercial waste that are normally sent to the landfill. It can be used to produce electricity, heat, compost material or fuels. Composting material is decayed plant food products mixed together in a compost pile and spread to help plants grow.
At 1st Choice Waste we are able to sort through the waste collected from skips and drastically reduce the “rubbish” that needs to go to landfill. We can also work with industrial businesses that create biodegradable waste as a by-product of production.
Your waste contains types of biomass that can be reused. Recycling biomass for fuel and other uses reduces the need for landfills to hold waste or rubbish. Its major characteristics are its ability to be renewed, low costs, low emissions and no increase in atmospheric CO2. Using our state-of-the-art Biomass boiler we can dry and then process most waste to become a source of renewable energy.
Biomass electric power production uses direct combustion. In a direct combustion process, the waste is burned to complete combustion in a boiler. The thermal energy released is used to produce steam for process heating and/or for the generation of electricity. Most power plants used in this process are fuelled by waste products. Its use is environmentally friendly because it is being reduced in and of itself; it is being recycled and then reused.
Where appropriate tree cuttings and timber waste can be dried and processed into reusable materials such as wood chippings or sawdust.
1st Choice Waste is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, recycling materials for reuse, and where appropriate creating green and renewable energy to be directed back to the “national grid”. In using 1st Choice waste for skip hire, or as your commercial waste agent, you are contributing to reducing materials going to landfill, significantly increasing the percentage of waste material being reused and recycled and green energy/electricity being used in the Teesside area.
1st Choice Biomass Boiler
1st Choice Waste has installed a Heizomat RHK-AK990 (990kW) Boiler. The system has been designed, installed and will be maintained by VG Energy under a service contract.
- Self-feeding and fully modulated
- Robust agitator and solid core augers with a hopper of 5 metres in diameter·
- Chain and flight ash removal system and automated self-cleaning
- Siemens 7” Touch Screen Simatic controls and SMS modem for text alerts
Capable of burning woodchip; sawdust; shavings; pellets, rape straw, miscanthus and low grade recycled waste woodchip, with high bark/silica content.
- Ignition is from paper/match start up (no gas/flammables involved).
The benefit of installing this system is that it enables the business to diversify and offer a drying solution for waste products and thus reduce the volume weight of waste materials which allow us to become BSL registered and able to self-supply fuel and become a wood chip supplier. The system also permits us to utilise the governments Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) scheme.
Why is Renewable Energy Important?
In the August edition of our recycling domestic waste blog, we go into further detail regarding why renewable energy is important.
Clean energy is highly important to the world as a whole and this is why the push for renewable energy is becoming more and more important. As Biomass or Biofuel is becoming more and more popular, it’s evident to see that this fuel source is a more sensible alternative to other energy sources. Renewable energy sources are infinite energy sources, Biomass is generated from plant or wood waste as well as other types of commonly found waste material. The fact that this material grows or is produced in infinite amounts means that we will always be able to use these energy sources. There are many common types of energy sources that are finite and will deplete over time. This will result in these fuels running out and we will need to find alternative resources. This is highly unlikely to happen in our lifetimes but in a few generations time, we may start to see these energy sources depleting; especially at the current rapid rate these fuel sources are currently being used. Finding or using fuel sources such as Biomass is a sensible way to replace these finite resources and reduce our carbon footprint. These renewable energy sources or ‘carbon neutral’ energy sources which is what Biomass is technically classed as are the key for a clean and sustainable future.
Will We Be Able to Adopt Cleaner Energy Sources?
The April edition of our blog post investigates how it is possible to adopt cleaner energy sources.
It is very possible that we can adopt cleaner energy sources as well as cleaner solutions to waste. Very recently, the UK ran without coal power for three days in a row with a significant amount of the energy that was used coming from renewable energy sources. This is great news for cleaner solutions and promoting greener solutions as it is seemingly becoming more and more possible to move away from ‘dirtier’ energy sources. Whilst there have been incentives proposed by government sources as well as other incentives that have largely caused the change in attitude, people are also more aware of the risks and are now looking for more cleaner solutions in just about everything, not just in fuel sources or government sources. Older diesel cars for example are being targeted to try and remove from the road due to the fact that they are ‘dirtier than petrol.’ This mind-state extends to waste management, with the myriad of different and arguably complicated waste management laws and regulations that have been released in the last few years. This is extended to our operations in which we put recycling and cleaner organic waste solutions at the forefront of our operations and waste management practices. But how do we do this and why is this becoming more and more important for businesses and waste management companies?
Our Aim For Cleaner Waste Mangement
At 1st Choice Waste Management Group, we have always put recycling and green solutions at the forefront of our operations. Our recycling programme ensures that all recyclable waste is processed and that the waste that is generated from your business is recycled. As discussed, our Biomass boiler is used to process organic waste which goes further in ensuring that the maximum amount of waste is processed either via recycling or by transferring organic and wood waste to Biomass pellets which are burned to produce carbon neutral energy. This reduces landfill waste and when replicated by numerous businesses and organisations can hugely reduce the amount of total waste that is sent to landfill. This is also possible with different energy sources seen in the wider picture and this is also an encouraging thought for the future. Working with 1st Choice Waste Management Group ensures that you are able to deal with the waste that your business or organisation generates in a sensible and green manner. Our tailored waste solutions are ideal across a range of sectors and this is to make sure that you are able to deal with your waste in a clean manner and you are able to have access to a comprehensive and clean waste management solution that suits your business or organisation to the letter. If you are interested in our waste management solutions or wish to arrange for a tailored waste management solution in Teesside or the North East UK then enquire with us by contacting online using a contact form on our website or telephone now.
How 1st Choice Are Reducing the Environmental Impact of Waste
We take the environmental impact of waste very seriously, resulting in our Biomass services. Our Biomass boiler is designed to massively reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill, reducing the environmental impact of waste drastically. We can process a large amount of your waste and turn it into Biofuel pellets which we will then use to generate clean electricity to give back to the grid. These fuels are becoming more and more popular and the reduction of your waste results in less being sent to landfill sites. Being thoughtful about the environmental impact of waste is extremely important and our boiler allows us to create clean and sustainable ways to manage and remove waste that is passed onto us for processing. With the use of our Biomass boiler, you can be sure that clean electricity is being sent back to the grid and that waste is being disposed of in a responsible manner. The future of the planet is important and utilising a Biofuel or Biomass service is very important in providing clean energy and a clean solution to waste. With a great deal of materials being able to be processed by our boiler, you should definitely consider utilising our Biomass and Biofuel services.
Ben works for the marketing team at 1st Choice Waste Management, he has a passion for marketing and helping businesses to grow.