Talbotts has launched the BG25 biomass combined heat and power unit. The unit has been developed in conjunction with the bio-energy team at Harper Adams University College, which has expertise in both biomass and anaerobic digestion.

It uses waste biomass in the form of wood chips or pellets to generate consistent levels of power, making it suitable for organisations in the wood-working industry. The system works by burning the wood in a combustor that generates hot air through a mile and a half of piping - packed into a compact heat exchanger. The hot air then powers a turbocharger, more usually found on a Scania truck.

As well as providing heat the unit also generates 25kW of power, the company claims, making it suitable for hotels, large houses, farms or modest industrial units.

Talbotts Heating www.biomassgenerators.co.uk