Industry chief claims that many businesses are unaware of the benefit to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments of biomass, often doubling the financial incentive.
Angelo Giambrone, business development manager for Spirax Sarco in the UK, claims that many workplaces remain in the dark over steam energy and the potential to double their RHI payments, while also reaping the benefits of cogeneration.
The scheme, which began in 2016, aims encourage and increase the uptake of renewable heat by businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations.
Mr Giambrone said: “Generating steam instead of hot water in a biomass system allows the latest technology in electrical power generation to be used. This production of electricity from a ‘renewable’ fuel then allows users to claim as much as double the RHI benefit. Once the power is generated, the steam can then produce the hot water the site needs.”
“Combustion advances and government initiatives have now brought the hi-tech world of steam to a whole new group of users, who stand to benefit in a big way.
“The beauty is that any industry can benefit. Opting for a steam biomass system is effectively a greener way of turning a good opportunity into an unmissable one.”