Biomass specialist Rural Energy's market-leading, cutting-edge boilers are among the first in the UK to pass vital emission tests set by the energy watchdog Ofgem.

The firm's Herz range, including the Herz Pelletstar, Firematic, BioMatic and BioFire boilers, now have Ofgem's Renewable Heat Incentive Energy Performance Certificate – which means they qualify for the Government's green energy cash boost.

Biomass boilers that don't have the certificate or an environmental permit will not qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive Government payback.

The awarding of the certificates highlights the quality of the Herz boilers and the fact Rural Energy continues to lead the UK biomass market, says managing director Paul Clark.

He said: "This is great news for our company and our customers, as we continue to grow and develop biomass as a tried and tested source of renewable energy technology across the UK.

"The Pelletstar, Firematic, BioFire and BioMatic boilers have all passed this important emissions test and are among the first to meet standardised requirements in the UK.

"It is a testament to their quality and the technical expertise that has gone into developing them. That expertise sets Herz and Rural Energy apart from other biomass firms."

Mr Clark explained why the certification is so important to organisations and companies looking to install biomass systems to dramatically reduce their energy bills.

He said: "Anyone who has applied for the Renewable Heat Incentive since September 24th 2013 must have a commissioned boiler with either a Renewable Heat Incentive Energy Performance Certificate or an environmental permit.

"The purpose of this requirement is to ensure responsible biomass boiler use and that emissions do not exceed a level set by the Government.

"Biomass boilers that do not have an RHI emission certificate or an environmental permit will be ineligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive."

Rural Energy states the air quality requirements apply to boiler owners if they are applying for the RHI on or after September 24th, 2013.

If any participants in the RHI before that date then apply for additional capacity for their boiler after it, the boiler's additional capacity will also need to meet the air quality requirements.

However, if owners received preliminary or have passed accreditation before September 24, their boiler will not need to comply with these regulations.

Rural Energy, part of the Myriad CEG group, is one of the UK's most experienced biomass installers, specialising in systems for every kind of business and site. It can offer unrivalled technological expertise and customer service.

With 12 years' experience gained at the forefront of biomass technology, the Rural Energy team has experience in installing more than 650 systems to date.

Its workforce has unrivalled technical knowledge and is committed to using the best and latest technology.

Rural Energy's clients include local authorities, health providers, education authorities and the National Trust.

Its comprehensive range of services includes:

• Site surveys and full feasibility studies
• Project management and detailed design of biomass boiler installations
• Supply and installation of fuel feed systems, storage, boilers and heating circuits
• Servicing and maintenance

For more information about Rural Energy's services, please visit or to discuss the prospect of successfully harnessing biomass technology, please call 0203 189 0654.

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