What is Biomass
Charlie Vince Tree Surgery strives to recycle as much of our waste products as possible.
We estimate this to be roughly 95%, which we think is good going!
What is Biomass?
Biomass is a renewable energy, which is easily collected. It creates far less harmful gasses, such as methane and carbon dioxide, than fossil fuels. It is clearly a fuel for the future.
Where does it come from?
The most obvious source of biomass is trees. Wood fuel can be derived from conventional forestry practice or from tree surgery operations, such as the management of parks, commercial areas and private gardens.
How does a tree turn into renewable energy?
The process starts with our company undertaking tree work on a daily basis. The arisings are shredded and processed into a finished, usable product (wood chip), which then gets deposited at our yard. Once we have a large amount, Stobart Energy (which is the number one supplier of biomass in the UK) sends out a vehicle in which to collect it. The wood chip is then sent to various clients where it is burnt and used to produce electricity, and in turn produces hot water for use in heating systems.
What happens to the trunks of the trees?
These are processed into logs which we sell on to local customers. It is also considered a biomass fuel, as it is used for heating homes.