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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what boilers are on the official Government list of recommended renewable-energy fired boilers; and what fuel is used in each appliance. (97213)

[holding answer 30 October 2006]: I have been asked to reply.

There are two official Government lists of recommended renewable-energy fired boilers.

Under the DTI’s low carbon buildings programme, there is a list of approximately 100 accredited boilers that burn logs, wood chips or wood pellets, and a further 40 pellet burning stoves and room heaters. A full list of accredited products can be found at:

Under HMT’s enhanced capital allowances scheme, there is a list of 266 recommended biomass boilers and room heaters. All products listed will have had to be designed so that they can be fuelled solely by wood, straw or similar vegetable matter in order to meet the scheme criteria. A full list of the products can be found at: