Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Biomass combined heat and power (CHP) is a process where a biomass fuel is gasified and then the gas is burnt in a CHP engine to produce electricity and heat.

Biomass combined heat and power (CHP) is a process where a biomass fuel is gasified and then the gas is burnt. This produces a gas that is then burnt in a CHP engine to produce electricity and heat.

The biomass CHP concept is being strongly advocated in the rural sector currently as an opportunity for a business diversification on farms and estates that can produce the fuel required.

Biomass CHP has its merit and is a particularly attractive proposition if you have a demand and utilisation from the heat. Without a demand for the heat the projects are not as viable to develop and operate.

Our Energy Team can advise anyone considering a biomass CHP project on the pros and cons and relative merits of the technology and the risks associated with owning and operating it.