chapter  9
Biomass Energy
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Biomass heating and combined heat and power (CHP) systems have become a major component of the lowcarbon strategy for many projects, as they can provide a large renewable energy component at a relatively low initial cost. Work by the Carbon Trust has demonstrated that both large and small biomass systems were viable even before recent increases in gas and fuel oil prices, so it is no surprise that recent research by South Bank University into the renewables strategies to large London projects has found that 25% feature biomass or biofuel systems.