We recently celebrated Earth Day 2019 – a day where we’re all asked to heighten our awareness of the issues affecting the planet. This is a good thing – actually it’s a great thing in terms of caring for the environment – but how can we make every day Earth Day and how do Crimbotrees real Christmas trees fit in?
There’s been a revolution in the way we think about energy in recent years – and a massive shift towards the use of renewable energies, both for industrial and domestic use including;
Solar – power generated directly from the sun
- Wind – harnessing the power of the wind to provide energy.
- Hydroelectric – using a uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, which in turn activates a generator to produce electricity.
- Geothermal – heat from the earth.
- Biomass – using organic matter to generate energy.
Biomass and your Crimbotrees Real Christmas Tree
Biomass is any organic matter—wood, crops, seaweed, animal waste etc —that can be used as an energy source, and it’s classed as renewable energy because trees and crops can be replanted and regrown (and of course despite our best efforts, waste materials will always exist in some form).
Heating Homes Efficiently with Biomass
Wood-fuelled heating systems also called biomass systems, burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide warmth in a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers. Similarly, a stove can be fitted with a back boiler to provide hot water. According to the Energy Savings Trust, a wood-fuelled biomass boiler could save you almost £1000 per year compared to an old electric heating system.
When your Crimbotrees real Scottish grown Christmas tree comes down, it could be the one Christmas gift that keeps on giving.
Wood – in the form of logs, chips, bark, and sawdust – accounts for about half of biomass energy. When it’s burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat. And of course, we humans have been burning wood for thousands of years to keep warm and cook our food to make it palatable!
Recycling your tree to use as wood chips which can then be used as biomass fuel for, say a biomass boiler is a great option for your retired tree when it reaches the end of its useful life.