Industry Insights

DEFRA Announces New Wood-Burning Stove Regulations

With the new wood-burning stove regulations, particulate limits will be capped at 375g/GJ. However, the existing rules are expected to become even more stringent, potentially dropping to 185g/GJ.

28 June 2024 / Alexander Franklin

Navigating Wood-Waste Regulations with Ranheat’s Optimal Combustion Solutions

Over the last 40 years, Ranheat has developed a range of combustion systems, from simple retorts to complex step and moving grates. These systems are designed to accommodate the diverse array of wood-waste the company encounters.

30 May 2024 / Alexander Franklin

Biomass Boilers: An Efficient Pallet Disposal Strategy for Logistics Companies

In the logistics industry, managing pallet waste sustainably is a growing challenge. Traditional disposal methods contribute to environmental degradation and increasing costs. Biomass boilers offer a promising solution by converting discarded pallets into renewable energy. This approach not only reduces landfill use and carbon footprint but also brings financial benefits by lowering waste management costs. Embracing biomass boilers enhances a company's sustainability profile, aligning with the principles of a circular economy. Explore how Ranheat's biomass boilers can revolutionise your pallet disposal process.

30 May 2024 / Alexander Franklin

Industrial Biomass Boilers to Face Same Restrictions as Domestic Wood-Burning Boiler Stoves?

If the government is focusing on regulating domestic wood-burning boiler stoves, there is a high probability that similar restrictions will be extended to industrial installations, including smaller ones.

15 May 2024 / Alexander Franklin

The Evolution of Industrial Wood-Fired Equipment and Wood Dust Extraction Systems in the UK

Continuous refinements have been made to wood dust extraction systems, emphasising the enhanced design efficiency of the primary extract fans and the incorporation of multiple fans. An important innovation involved moving the fans to the clean side of the system. This ensured that wood waste would bypass the fan, allowing only clean air through.

18 January 2024 / Alexander Franklin

How Do You Know If You Need a Medium Combustion Plant Directive Permit?

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) permit came into effect in 2018. Nevertheless, many local authorities, the bodies supposed to implement the legislation, are unaware of the regulations and are not taking any action.

4 January 2024 / Alexander Franklin

Important Guidelines for Safeguarding Your Renewable Heat Incentive

With the closure of the Renewable Heat Incentive to new applicants, OFGEM and BSL now have more available time and are conducting more audits than ever before. Should they discover that a recipient lacks the necessary permits and permissions, they will promptly inform the local authorities that a government-funded installation is non-compliant.

19 December 2023 / Alexander Franklin

From Waste to Wealth: Biomass Boiler Manufacturers Seek to Reshape the UK Woodworking Industry

Instead of treating these by-products as wood waste, they should be regarded as valuable wood fuel resources. And every woodworking company, regardless of its size, should utilise this valuable resource as a clean and renewable fuel, given the industry generates tons of it every single day.

14 December 2023 / Alexander Franklin

London Mayor Seeks a Ban on Wood-Burning Stoves

Wholesale gas prices in the UK have surged six-fold in recent years, and this increase will inevitably be transferred to the woodworking industry. Fortunately, the UK woodworking industry possesses the means to alleviate its energy challenges—the answer: the wood-fired heating system.

11 December 2023 / Alexander Franklin

How the RHI Helped Improve UK Air Quality Through Enhanced Industrial Biomass Boiler Efficiency

Not only did the industry receive a financial boost, the whole country also benefited from reduced air pollution and cleaner air to breathe, thanks to improved industrial biomass boiler efficiency.

6 December 2023 / Alexander Franklin

Ranheat will be at COP 28 and the Big 5 Global Exhibition in Dubai

Turn you wood waste into electricity. Connecting your Industrial Biomass boiler to an Organic Rankine Cycle engine can turn your excess thermal energy into electricity.

2 December 2023 / Alexander Franklin

Can I Generate Electricity from my Industrial Biomass Boiler?

Turn you wood waste into electricity. Connecting your Industrial Biomass boiler to an Organic Rankine Cycle engine can turn your excess thermal energy into electricity.

28 November 2023 / Alexander Franklin

Why Now is the Best Time to Invest in a Wood-Fired Heating System

Wholesale gas prices in the UK have surged six-fold in recent years, and this increase will inevitably be passed on to the woodworking industry. Fortunately, the UK woodworking industry possesses the means to alleviate its energy challenges. The answer: a wood-fired heating system.

24 November 2023 / Alexander Franklin

Installing a Wood-Fired Heating System: Let the Crane Take the Strain

The location of the dust extraction system often dictates the site of a wood-fired industrial heating system. Generally, when installing an integrated dust extraction and industrial wood-fired heating system, you don’t want it at the front of your premises. Often, dust extraction systems are installed at the rear.

21 November 2023 / Alexander Franklin

How Silos Ensure the Safe Storage and Handling of Industrial Wood Waste

In certain situations, wood waste is conveyed into a trailer. But what happens when the trailer is taken away to be emptied? The solution is a buffer store in the form of a silo.

25 October 2023 / Alexander Franklin

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