Biomass district heating systems are amongst the energy efficiency interventions of great interest related to energy distribution systems. These interventions consist of concentrated thermal energy production in a single medium-large sized control unit and subsequent distribution by means of an underground widespread thermal network.Thermal energy thus reaches each home that is connected to the district heating network.
The financial and environmental benefits of a biomass (typically woodchips) district heating system are undoubtedly important.Savings on electricity bills for end users, which are due to the high system efficiency, combine rational use of energy, by way of beneficial use of biomass waste, with a reduction in pollutant emissions (due to using a renewable resource).
Energy savings are due to the fact that thermal energy is generated in a single centralised system, which is equipped with special systems to reduce pollutants instead of using many individual boilers that are typically inefficient. No less advantageous is the safe supply, which is ensured by a sturdy system guaranteed on a city level.