The Twelve Days of Tapnell
Nine Houses Heated with Biomass.... (That's a bit of a mouthfull that one)
Recently we have installed a Biomass Boiler at Tapnell Farm and its soul task is to heat all of the properties including our self catering cottage and manor. We can use organic waste from the farm and surrounding areas to fuel the boiler and to heat the buildings it is connected to. The use of biomass in heating systems is beneficial because it uses agricultural, forest, urban and industrial residues and waste to produce heat and electricity with less effect on the environment than fossil fuels. This type of energy production has a limited long term effect on the environment and has a small carbon footprint.
Historically, before the use of fossil fuels in significant quantities, biomass in the form of wood fuel provided most of humanity's heating.