Biomass Wood Chip

brooks bros wood chip

The Home Grown Timber Division of Brooks Bros (UK) produces wood chip on-site from its’ own sawmill residue. This allows the Sewstern sawmill to chip wood-fuel to the required and exacting standards of both moisture content and chip size profile.

The G30 woodchip is a mix of 90% European Oak, 5% native Douglas Fir and native Larch, and 5% Ash, Elm and Sweet Chestnut – sourced from FSC®, PEFC and some non-accredited material.

The woodchip is sold by weight and supplied loose: from 1.5 tonnes up to 24 tonne ‘artic’ loads. Customers collect from the site in Sewstern where it is loaded directly on to customer’s trailers/transport.

For details of pricing and availability call 01476 861097 or email biofuelsales@brookstimber.co.uk

 

 

Why Biomass Wood Fuels?

As trees grow they take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air but, when wood is burnt, this CO2 is returned to the atmosphere. Heating with biomass wood fuels is therefore heating in a natural and environment–friendly way. They produce less greenhouse gases overall than fossil fuels when they are burned, and they are sustainable – made from plants that can grow and be replanted again and again.

 

The opening (some 10 years ago) of the market for chipped timber has allowed the offcuts and thinning’s from sustainable woodland management to be marketed as a renewable energy source that can provide heating for domestic, commercial buildings as well as power stations - which is going some way to relieving our reliance on fossil fuels.

 

Biomass wood fuels are marketed in both pellet and chip forms.

 

Wood chip is produced from residue wood like sawmill left overs which is chipped with the use of precision chippers and depending on the wood required graded in three quality classes:

G30 Fine wood chips 1 – 3 cm
G50 Medium wood chips 3 – 5 cm
G100 Coarse wood chips 5 – 10 cm

 

Benefits of Biomass Wood Fuels
  • Biofuels are environmentally friendly - producing less greenhouse gases overall than fossil fuels when they are burned.
  • Biofuels are sustainable - made from trees that can grow and be replanted again and again.
  • Production of biofuels also add jobs to the local economy.
  • More people are using biofuels as a way to save money and reduce their reliance of fossil fuels.
  • Biofuels offer alternative sources to fossil fuels.
  • Biofuels generally produce less particulates, such as soot and other fine particles.

When buying wood chip, care should be taken to select a supplier who can give you assurances of quality. A good starting point is to view the Carbon Trust and Biomass Suppliers' List (BSL). 

 

BSL - The Biomass Suppliers List is accessible at http://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/. It contains a list of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) eligible wood-fuels and biomass suppliers who are registered to meet its sustainability criteria. Fuel must meet a lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions criteria of 60 per cent GHG savings against the EU fossil fuel average, and the land criteria – which for wood-fuel are set out in the UK Timber Standard for Heat and Electricity.