HOW GOVERNMENT SUPPORT IS VITAL TO FIRING INTEREST IN BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY

The crucial role government support is playing in the development of biomass technology was highlighted at a major international conference last week.

Paul Clark, managing director of leading UK biomass expert Rural Energy, talked about the impact the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will have in the future on the non-domestic market at Ecobuild 2014.


He was a guest speaker at a green energy seminar taking place as part of the London conference, which ran from March 4-6.

Ecobuild 2014 is the world's largest event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

The high-profile event at ExCeL attracts thousands of industry experts, including manufacturers, suppliers and government officials.

Mr Clark said: "I was delighted to have been invited to talk at such a high-profile conference and to show the real, tangible benefits that today's high-tech, high-spec biomass technology delivers.

"It was great to see the full potential of biomass on show at such a key industry event."

Ecobuild 2014 also showcased the very latest in renewable energy technologies, including solar, heat pumps and water efficiency.

Mr Clark shared the platform in a session chaired by Paul Thompson, Head of Policy at the Renewable Energy Association.

Using genuine case studies, Mr Clark highlighted the real difference the RHI makes to projects in terms of cost savings and returns on investment.

He also talked about the reductions in energy bills that organisations and companies can make by considering biomass technology.

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, as well as offering unrivalled technological expertise and customer service.

With 12 years of experience gained at the forefront of biomass technology, the Rural Energy team has installed more than 750 systems to date.

Mr Clark added: "The importance of continuing government support for renewable technologies cannot be underestimated and we need to see more commitment, as we move forward and continue to develop this sector.

"At Ecobuild I examined the difference that the RHI can make to potential projects, ensuring that they deliver the cost savings and return on investment that organisations need in order to commit to the investment.

"There is no doubt that the RHI can make a real difference for potential non-domestic users. It is a game-changer.

"I also looked at the large energy savings that can be made by utilising the very latest biomass technology and what businesses and organisations need to consider when looking at this as an alternative.

"We looked at the site infrastructure to ensure that everything is in place to enable biomass to really deliver."

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