Biomass Fuel Storage Options

Fuel Storage Options For Your Biomass Heating Project

During the early stages of your project, it is vital to consider and decide where you are going to store the wood fuel that your biomass boiler with burn.

Whether a new-build project or a retrofit application, the amount of space and type you require for storage depends on the fuel type you intend to use, the requirement of the boiler (calculated through heat load and fuel quality), any price or construction restrictions, location of the storage and distance from the boiler, and existing space on site.

We can offer a number of fuel storage options or even create a bespoke storage solution.


Integrated internal stores

  •  A room on the same level as the biomass boiler plant room, suitably renovated or constructed to meet the wood fuel’s storage specifications
  • For pellet-only use, a V-profile floor is advised
  • For chip only or chip and pellet stores, a square space is best for the circular, spring agitator

Subterranean Stores

  • Space saving, block-built underground store
  • The bunker lid is the most important consideration
  • Hydraulic or manual operation? Lifting or sliding lid? Flush-fitting design?

Above Ground Octagonal Stores

  •  Prefabricated metal hopper with internal agitator
  • Fill and vent pipes for fuel deliveries (pellets)
  • Additional vertical elevator available for tipped wood chip deliveries

Hook Bin Stores

  •  Metal hook bins (like shipping containers) fitted to a frame, usually in twos
  • Replace empty bin with a full bin instead of emptying fuel into the container
  • Large space required

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Wood PELLET - Storage Types


Internal Flexible Bag Stores

  • Flexi-bag pellet silos available in a range of sizes and capacities
  • Metal frame and ‘breathable’ fabric material
  • Storz fittings for fill and vent pipes to be attached to fill and vent pipes

Modular Steel Stores

  • Can be built up in sections to the desired size
  • Suitable for external placement
  • Solid cement base required for modular steel silo to stand upon

Cylindrical Stores

  • Various sizes available
  • Can be painted to a range of RAL colours
  • Solid cement base required for cylindrical silo to stand upon

Wood CHIP - Storage Types


Chip rotary agitator

  • Simple solution for above ground store
  • Typical delivery is via tractor with  a loading bucket

Chip rotary agitator with Steel store and elevator

  • Good solution for above ground store
  • Elevators can deliver chep between 30-100m3/hr

Below ground fuel store

  • Very simple 'tipped' delivery
  • Expensive construction but long lasting


Chip store

Even with many standard options available, some sites require a bespoke biomass fuel store solution.

We have provided unique, site-specific and successful biomass fuel store plans, designs and installations for numerous clients where off-the-shelf products were not quite suitable, and we can help with yours too.

UK Coverage

We have the whole of the UK covered with our nationwide network of in-house engineers, trained and accredited to work on biomass boilers.

  • Nationwide network of locally placed skilled service engineers specialising in biomass and other technologies.
  • Service engineers equipped with the latest tools and equipment.
  • Rapid response and out of hours support available.
  • Technical support available over the telephone from trained and friendly experts
  • Huge UK stock of spare parts and accessories with rapid delivery.
  • The capability to manage single or multi-site estates, working independently or in partnership with your M&E services provider or facilities management agency.

Benefits of Myriad Maintenance

Single interface and relationship to cover every piece of plant room equipment.
Market leading proprietary 65 point service system, providing the most thorough checks and measures.
Dedicated customer portal to increase efficienct turnaround of new service orders and replacement parts.
Loyalty discounting applied automatically.
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership by improved operational efficiency, enhanced reliability and reduced downtime.
Improved income streams from incentive payouts.