Biomass Energy Solutions

Commercial Biomass (CHP) Boilers

As a leading developer of commercial biomass energy systems, Vital Energi has extensive experience of designing, supplying, installing, operating and maintaining this renewable energy technology. Biomass energy is produced by burning plant and animal matter including wood pellets, wood chip, animal by-products and general waste, however wood remains the most commonly used fuel in biomass boilers. Biomass is used for both boiler and CHP applications to provide heat and hot water to residential properties and commercial premises.

As an organisation we have installed over 21 biomass energy systems for new build and existing homes as well as universities and hospitals.  

Business Benefits

There are a number of advantages for businesses when considering adopting biomass-fuelled energy systems:

•    Biomass-fuelled energy systems can have the lowest installation costs of all renewable energy technologies.  
•    Biomass boilers are also eligible for financial support from regional, national and European funding programmes, which Vital Energi have experience of successfully accessing.
•    Biomass CHP schemes are also included in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. This provides financial support to assist with the payback period of installing a biomass scheme and the cost of running them. 

Environmental benefits

As well as the significant cost saving benefits that a business can take advantage of, biomass-fuelled energy generation brings a number of environmental positives.
Biomass is considered a significant tool in the battle against carbon emissions. Wood fuel, in particular, is a carbon neutral resource and can make a significant contribution to meeting the UK's commitment to reducing CO₂ emissions. 
A huge benefit from biomass community heating schemes is that biomass boilers result in cheaper energy for residents. After the installation of a wood-fuelled biomass community heating system at Riverside Dene in Newcastle, residents saved an average of £288 per year on bills.

Case Studies

The University of York

Vital Energi are working with The University of York to reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs as part of their £750 million expansion programme. From design, supply and installation to asset and energy management, we have been instrumental in the creation of their low-carbon campus from the very beginning.
Read more about the project here.

Hill of Banchory 

The Hill of Banchory is an on-going and expanding development on the eastern side of Banchory, twenty miles from Aberdeen. The estate, owned by the illustrious Burnett Family, was planned with sustainability its heart. The Burnett’s wanted to use wood, sourced from their own forest, to provide an environmentally-friendly and sustainable heat supply.

We were appointed to design, supply, install and commission a biomass energy centre and district heating network of specialist underground pre-insulated pipes distributing heat and hot water to the estate. The scheme demonstrates how Vital Energi’s expertise in delivering projects that work together with cutting edge design, combined with  forward-thinking organisations, can result in the successful delivery of a sustainable energy solution for an entire community.
Read more about the project here.

Riverside Dene

Through the delivery of a sustainable community energy scheme to a number of tower blocks, Vital Energi is helping to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions in one of the most deprived areas in North East England.
A £1.7million, wood-fuelled, biomass community heating system was designed, supplied and installed by Vital Energi. This ground- breaking project helped to overcome disproportionate fuel bills and reduce the previous system’s CO2 emissions.
Read more about the project here.