Biomass is all plant and animal matter on the Earth’s surface, it is anything that is alive or that was alive a short time ago. In the context of biomass for energy, it is often referring to plant based material however it can also apply to both animal and vegetable derived material.
Biomass for energy can include a wide range of materials and they fall into basic categories of material:
- Virgin Wood: Forestry, tree farming activities or from wood processing.
- Food Waste: Waste food and drink manufacture, preparation and processing, and post-consumer waste.
- Industrial Waste: Waste specifically from the manufacturing and industrial processes.
- Agricultural Residues: Residues from agriculture harvesting or processing.
- Energy crops: High yield crops grown specifically for energy applications
Biomass is a renewable, low carbon material that is already widely and often economically available throughout the world. With rising fossil fuel costs and growing environmental concerns, biomass is now one of the most popular fuels of choice for heat and power generation.
Today it is possible to co-fire with biomass and waste to energy biomass products in conventional heat and power stations. This is not the science of tomorrow, such fuels are the rational choice today in race to reduce CO2 emissions.
Here at SWR BioEnergy Limited we promote the use of ‘waste to energy’ products such as forestry residues, wood waste, agriwaste, commercial and industrial waste and also household waste. Correctly managed biomass is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions when compared to fossil fuels.
The main issues currently impacting the biomass fuel market are the reliability, quality and sustainability of material supply. SWR BioEnergy Limited have many years of experience in the biomass, forestry and wood recycling market and use this experience to consistently provide reliable, sustainable high quality material to all types of end users anywhere in the world.
SWR BioEnergy Limited is constantly developing new biomass sources and investigating the potential of new fuel types, whether sourced within the UK, Europe or Worldwide.
The team at SWR BioEnergy Limted are heavily involved in developing and supplying Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) as well as other grades of existing biomass materials such as Agriwaste. Currently, despite their value as an energy source, many of these materials still end up going to landfill as waste.
SWR BioEnergy Limited are playing a key role in exporting RDF and SRF material from the UK to Waste to Energy Plants. This drastically reduces the UK’s waste bill and reduced the UK’s carbon footprint.
Sustainability of supply is an essential consideration for the customer, especially when dealing with Forestry Biomass and Agriwaste. Regardless of the material being destined for a large-scale heat and power station, or smaller facilities in the commercial, industrial or public sector sites, sustainability is vital. Here at SWR BioEnergy Limited we only supply biomass, which has full traceability back to the point of source.
SWR BioEnergy Limited’s fuel is truly diverse and the company offers a one stop shop for all types of biomass products and biomass fuel, including: