Biomass and air quality guidance

In common with other combustion appliances, emissions from biomass boilers and biomass combined heat and power systems should be managed to ensure potential air quality impacts are controlled. Management of combustion appliances can include product and fuel standards, emissions abatement equipment, regulatory controls and/or planning controls to restrict where certain appliances can be installed.

This guidance aims to help local authorities understand and manage emissions from biomass combustion, with a focus on the most common biomass fuel – wood. Biomass fuels are currently being encouraged to help Scotland meet ambitious targets.

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