DEFRA have announced that they will implement a ban on wet wood and coal in open fires and wood burning stoves, over the next three years. The changes will mean:
- Sales of bagged traditional house coal will be phased out by February 2021, and the sale of loose coal direct to customers will end by 2023
- Sales of wet wood in small units (less than 2m3) will be phased out from February 2021. Wet wood in volumes greater than 2m3 will also have to be sold with advice on how to dry it before burning
- Makers of solid fuels will also need to show they have a very low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke.
LC Energy have a have proven track record in the supply of biomass boilers and wood fuel for home owners, especially those in rural areas and off grid.
Our wood pellets and wood chip are fully accredited under the quality assurance schemes EN plus A1, Woodsure and GoodChips. The sustainability of our fuel is accredited by BSL (Biomass Suppliers List) -the wood fuel that LC Energy supplies is listed on the approved Ofgem supplier list: https://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/find-a-fuel. LC Energy supply, install and maintain domestic biomass wood pellet boilers which provide a clean, safe alternative to burning wet wood and coal in open fires and stoves.
The government supports the use of biomass for domestic properties through their RHI grant scheme which is currently available until 2021.
Discussions are underway to extend or provide an alternative grant scheme to further support the decarbonisation of heat until 2030.
LC Energy supports the Biomass Heat Works Campaign. Biomass supports the forestry management required for the government to meet its pledge to plant 30 million trees a year by 2024. Through accredited woodland management schemes, this will generate an additional six million tonnes of residue for biomass created from thinnings and low value wood. This creates a sustainable supply chain for the biomass industry for years to come. For more information on the Biomass Heat Works campaign see https://www.biomassheatworks.co.uk/
Reference BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51581817