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Facts and figures
Biomass-related facts, figures and statistics
Energy
Biomass heating of buildings of different sizes
Energy conversion factors
Potential outputs of biofuels per hectare, per annum
Typical calorific values of fuels
Moisture content
Carbon
Estimated carbon dioxide emissions for freight transport
UK Biomass & Biogas Carbon Calculator

A calculator developed by E4Tech, with support from the Environment Agency, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the NNFCC, and made available by Ofgem.

The UK Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator is developed for calculating carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) saving of solid biomass and biogas used for electricity and heat generation. The UK Biomass & Biogas Carbon Calculator incorporates the calculation methodology set out in the Renewable Energy Directive1, taking account of the recommendations set out by the European Commission in their report on sustainability requirements for solid and gaseous biomass2. The tool is designed to assist in calculating the final GHG emission saving that should be reported to Ofgem.

Costs
Fuel costs per kWh
System costs
Total costs for installed system per kW of boiler output. Figures from grant schemes.
Emissions
Carbon emissions of different fuels
Emissions from biomass combustion equipment
Statistics
Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2012

Official statistics on energy production and use in the UK from DECC.