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Christmas Holidays – Office Closing Times

With Christmas fast approaching you’re probably making your list and checking it twice!

We just wanted to inform you that Our Office will be closed for the Christmas holidays on the 27th, 28th of December 2021, and 3rd of January 2022.


However, you will still be able to order online anytime you wish on our website or click on the button below.

 

 

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What is a wood pellet stove?

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Wood pellet stoves are an excellent addition in reaching net zero by 2050. Wood Pellet stoves are eco-friendly alternatives as they are not fuelled by fossil fuels.

Wood Pellet Stoves are efficient, convenient, and operated by wood pellet fuel. Wood pellet stoves produce little wood smoke and provide an exceptional amount of heat compared to open fires.

As technology changes, recent wood pellet stoves are now trendy home fittings with current styling, huge glass windows, and finished with ironstone covering in striking colors. As the look of pellet stoves has changed, so has the operations. Up-to-date biomass stoves may have the option of remote controlling for electronic ignition and temperature control making them safe, attractive, and easy to use.

What are the key advantages of wood pellet stoves? 

Cost-effective

Wood pellet stoves are flawless for providing supplementary heat between seasons. Wood pellets stoves avoid you having to restart the central heating at the beginning of winter and can be stopped earlier than expected.

Easy to use

All stove models have a thermostat so they switch off and on automatically. Some models also have advanced functions: programming, remote control, smartphone/internet control, and more making it easy to adjust without getting off your seat.

Excellent performance

The efficiency of quality wood pellet stoves can exceed 90% with only 10% of the energy contained in the pellets being lost in the chimney.

No need for a traditional chimney

Smoke is emitted to the outside by forced ventilation through an 80 to 120 mm tube which can be placed vertically or horizontally. This is a great addition for biomass stoves as they can be installed wherever best fits.

Carbon neutral

Wood Pellets are procured with the sawdust created from the wood processing industry. Pellet stoves are carbon neutral because the carbon released during combustion is equivalent to that absorbed by the tree during its growth. Per annum, Balcas Energy produces over 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets. This has a massive impact on the environment as our customers save almost 300,000 tonnes of CO2 (when compared to burning oil).

Why should you choose Balcas Energy wood pellets?

Many companies import wood pellets and then sell them as renewable fuels which can cause your biomass appliance problems. This makes it very important to know why we at Balcas Energy promote the importance of sustainable manufacturing of our wood pellets. As we produce wood pellets locally with high-quality material from Balcas sawmilling activities, our pellet fuel is 100% Carbon neutral.

Why does this matter?

  • Less CO2 – Shorter distances mean our carbon footprint is less than any other imported pellets, which can travel halfway around the globe.
  • The highest quality possible of your delivered wood pellet fuel – Buying from a sustainable manufacturer, who also delivers directly to your address, reduces the risk of cross-contamination.
  • Environment Friendly – Using green energy to make the wood pellets, by powering all our manufacturing activities within our CHP plant (Combined Heat and Power) and the sawmill plant.

If you are interested in wood pellet stoves and would like to gain additional information, contact us and a member of our team will deal with any queries you may have.

You can order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

 

Balcas Energy Team

Is this the right time to move towards renewable energy?

As you are probably aware the cost of fossil fuels like heating oil, LPG, and natural gas for heating your home or business has increased significantly in recent months. Whatever their price fossil fuels contain carbon and other harmful emissions that are released when burnt leading to global warming. Now you can help save the planet while moving to a more sustainable cost-effective heating source for your home such as wood pellets.

Benefits of Wood Pellets:

  • Energy efficiency: Balcas Energy wood pellets are an efficient heating fuel source. Our wood pellets are a consistent manufactured fuel that contains little to no moisture or ash, compared with other wood-based fuel sources like logs and woodchip. When used in a suitable appliance our wood pellets can achieve an efficiency of greater than 90%.
  • A renewable resource: Unlike fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas which have limited supplies, locally produced wood pellets are a renewable resource. Here at Balcas Energy, we consider our wood pellets a sustainable fuel as for every tree we use, 4 more are planted ensuring new trees are always taking root and growing.
  • Sustainable: Related to the renewability issue, locally produced Balcas Energy pellets are also sustainable and less impacted by the volatility caused by unpredictable global risks.
  • Lower emissions: Balcas Energy pellets are a carbon-neutral fuel. When used in suitable appliances harmful particulate emissions from our wood pellet fuel are extremely low.
  • Cost-effective and affordable: Bioenergy appliances such as stoves are affordable to purchase and install compared to other types of renewable appliances.

Why not view our recent articles that are available on our news page to gain a better knowledge of bioenergy or read one of our recent articles based on why you should be using Balcas Energy pellets to heat your home or business.

If you are interested in moving to renewable energy and doing your part to help the environment, please subscribe to our newsletter or contact us and a member of our customer support team will help with any queries you may have.

 

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Thank You,

Balcas Energy

 

Winter is coming. Place your online order now!

Reports suggest that ROI is expecting winter normality with temperatures getting colder and mist & fog filling the atmosphere. However, the UK is predicted for an unexpected turn with temperatures set to drop this winter.

 

November has been a very mild month in the UK but weather forecasts have predicted a completely different atmosphere with temperatures getting cooler as we enter the winter months.

As we approach December, weather predictions have forecasted temperatures to go as low as -4 celsius with the possibility of snow starting from the 24th of November in some UK areas.

 

With our guaranteed Christmas delivery cut-off date (6th December 2021) just over 2 weeks away, please make sure you place your order before then to ensure you have enough wood pellets this Christmas.

 

You can order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

Thank You,

Balcas Energy Team

How much CO2 is saved by burning wood pellets?

As you are probably aware COP26 ended at the weekend. It involved representatives from around 200 nations coming together to address how best to address the threat of climate change. Each day involved setting new targets for cutting emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to eco-friendly alternatives such as wood pellets to try and limit global warming to 1.5 deg C.

 

Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, LPG, and natural gas is one of the greatest contributors to climate change. At Balcas Energy we have been manufacturing and distributing wood pellets since 2005. In the last 12 months, our customers have saved over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 being emitted compared to the burning of imported heating oil. They are leading the way by heating their homes and businesses sustainably and we just wanted to say “Thank You”.

 

How do Balcas Energy wood pellets have a good impact on the environment?

  • Carbon neutral fuel
  • Sourced entirely from sustainable forests in UK and Ireland
  • Created using 100% renewable energy (electricity and heat)
  • Locally produced = Shorter transport distances = Lower carbon footprint 
If you would like to know how much CO2 you have saved by purchasing Balcas Energy biomass pellets, Please contact us and a member of our customer support team will deal with any queries you may have.

You can order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

Thank You,

Balcas Energy Team

What is COP26?

The United Nations global warming conference in Glasgow (COP26), Started on Monday 1st November 2021 and is considered a crucial moment for efforts to address the threat of climate change. More than 100 heads of state and government and thousands of representitives are meeting to set new targets for cutting emissions from burning coal, oil, and gas that are heating the planet.

 

To obtain key information about COP26 and read about questions being asked In the big U.N. Climate Summit this year, please click HERE
 

You can order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

Thank You,

Balcas Energy Team

Order your wood pellets in advance…Christmas is coming

With winter approaching, it is essential that your home and wood pellet boiler are prepared for colder days ahead and you secure your Christmas order.

Ensure that your Wood Pellets supply is topped up to guarantee that your family stays comfortable as we approach the winter months and enter the New Year.


To secure your delivery before Christmas please order your fuel before 6th of December 2021.

 

We recommend you order in plenty of time to avoid any possible setbacks as we approach winter, the busiest time of the year.


 

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Smart Grid Ireland

Interested in how you can decarbonise your business and start making an immediate difference to climate change? Make sure to follow Smart Grid Ireland to gain key information on how this can be achieved.

Smart Grid Ireland is conducting a webinar Tomorrow (Thursday 28th October 2021) that will discuss how wood pellets can play a part in the future energy mix!

 

To register your interest, please click HERE

 

 

Net-Zero by 2050

The UK has agreed that they plan to become net-zero by 2050. That means greenhouse gas emissions would be intensely reduced, any remaining emissions offset, neutralising environmental impact, and slowing climate change. Many of us will be thinking how does a city blocked with traffic and crowded full of carbon-emitting processes and structures from fossil fuels reach such a goal?

 

 

Here at Balcas Energy, we just wanted to give you an overview of the government’s plan on how to reach zero carbon by 2050 and also provide some information on how you can do your bit to help achieve this goal.

The plan on becoming Net-Zero by 2050…

An end to waste

Critical demand for energy while keeping raw materials in use for longer, produces good quality efficiency. Capital goods producers may use software that predicts performance through the life of a piece of equipment. Developers and operators of office buildings are the biggest consumers of energy with the use of heating and lighting daily when not needed. Continuing on from this sector, the fast fashion industry accounts for 80% of clothing ending up in a landfill or burnt which should be recycled.

More electrification

Electricity is zero-emission when consumed, meaning we should be using it a lot more to reach decarbonisation goals. Progress has been made in developing economies but in many developed markets, the share of electricity in the total energy mix hasn’t moved. There needs to be a move away from fossil fuels such as coal and gas and we all need to accept that higher dependence on renewables is expected.

 Greater use of hydrogen

Hydrogen is light, storable, and produces no direct CO2 emissions when transformed into energy.

Carbon sequestration

As we all want to achieve a net-zero world, the growth of carbon capture hubs should continue to rise. There is a big role in sustainable forestation, improving soil management techniques, protecting natural carbon sinks such as wetlands, and restoring damaged habitats. This is why we support and practice sustainable foresting and manufacturing, whilst also satisfying timber manufacturing processes and providing renewables for heating to the energy sector.

To read more about the plan, please visit: https://www.cib.barclays/our-insights/Emission-impossible-closing-in-on-net-zero.html

How can we help achieve this plan?

Wood pellets are a renewable solid wood fuel available today and can have a massive impact on achieving net-zero by 2050. High standard Wood Pellets (ie: ENPlus A1 standard) create little ash when burnt, and are renewable (sourced from sustainable woodlands). Here at Balcas Energy, we create the wood pellets in our plants in Northern Ireland and Scotland to ensure they are developed to a high standard – unlike others sold on the market which might be imported and traveling a long distance to the destination.

 

If you are interested in moving to renewable energy and doing your part to help the environment and the climate change plan, please visit our FAQ page if you have any questions and if these cannot be resolved, contact us and a member of our customer support team will help with any queries you may have.


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