Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials, a renewable and sustainable source of energy used to create electricity or other forms of power. This is organic material that has gone beyond its primary use and would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as fodder. When burned, the energy in biomass is released as heat.  In biomass power plants, wood waste and other waste is burned to produce steam that runs a turbine to make electricity, or that provides heat to industries.

Biomass Energy Generation

Some examples of materials that make up biomass fuels are scrap lumber;forest debris; certain crops;manure; and some types of waste residues. Further information about Biomass is available from SEAI website

Although burning biomass releases carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, it is considered carbon neutral as it is offset by the carbon dioxide absorbed in the original growth of the biomass and therefore contribute no  additional CO2 to the environment.

We purchase excess power

Waterpower isn’t involved in biomass electricity production but we do import excess energy generated from Biomass sites to meet our production demand. If you are generating more power than you require we may be able to purchase your excess power.

To find out more about this aspect of our business please contact : Renewable Energy Projects, Waterpower Engineering Ltd., Strand Street, Kanturk, Co. Cork Tel:  +353 (0) 29 50568