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New fuel stock for UK biomass users

UK-based Midland Bioenergy (MB) has added a new heat log briquette to aid domestic and commercial environments.

The UK is aiming for a 15% renewable energy input from renewables by 2020 and home owners can be supported by the Renewable Heat Premium scheme that offers £950 (€1,100) towards the cost of an installed biomass boiler.

‘Currently just 1.5% of UK final energy consumption comes from renewables,’ says MB MD Andrew Brindley. ‘However heating equals a massive 47%. The Renewable Energy Directive target will also in turn help reduce CO2 emissions 80% by the year 2050.’

MB’s new briquettes offer a heat value of between 18.8 and 20mj/kg and a moisture content of below 8%.