UK company prepares for domestic heating incentive
IXUS Energy, a U.K.-based biomass boiler distributor, has opened a state-of-the-art training center to help meet demand for quality biomass installers that has been created due to the Domestic Renewable Heating Incentive. The Northumberland-based training center is equipped with boilers supplied by leading European brands.
The training program includes two courses. One is an introduction to biomass and addresses boilers types, fuel storage, combustion and site surveys. The second addresses system dimensioning, hydraulics, electrics and flueing.
“Tens of thousands of biomass boiler installations are expected over the next few years as a result of the government's domestic RHI, which will be introduced in April 2014. We already have installation partners across the country but we want to build on this. We’re aiming for national coverage by the time April comes around—there’s huge opportunity,” said Mike Bleakley, IXUS Energy biomass specialist.