You may have sought out means to use less of the earths finite resources or to reduce the amount of carbon emissions that you directly or indirectly contribute to the atmosphere. However, you are not willing to shiver inside your home. Nor do you have the financial means or the desire to invest in an entire solar panel array or a wind turbine setup.
Biomass boilers represent a potential solution. Biomass is a second-generation biofuel that uses waste products from carpentry, construction and paper production to form chips and pellets that can be used for fuel. As a second-generation biofuel, biomass avoids the diversion of food crops into fuel production and the destruction of rain forests and other virgin ecosystems that make first-generation biofuel production controversial.
Setting up a biomass boiler does require a considerable up-front financial investment. Furthermore, professional installation is recommended for nearly all biomass boilers. However, the government of the United Kingdom has established financial assistance to help reduce the burden of installing and maintaining a biomass boiler in your home.