Actuation Valve in the Biomass Industry

Biomass is organic material derived from living or recently deceased organisms which can be used as a source of energy or fuel. Material can include plant, vegetation and agricultural waste. At Actuation Valve have extensive experience working within the Biomass Industry sectors providing tailored solutions with high performance, abrasion resistance products . Having established relationships and distribution agreements with some Europe’s leading Valve and Actuator Manufacturers, we have built up comprehensive UK stock availability for Valves, Actuators, Strainers & Ancillary items for both IP65 Safe Area and Hazardous Atex Approved areas.

Our Butterfly, Knife Gate & Ball Valves are specifically designed for Biomass related industries and provide maximum performance and life expectancy with innovative and robust body designs. At Actuation Valve, our team of skilled engineering technicians have the experience and modern facilities to enable us to offer in-house Valve Actuation up to 48″, both Pneumatic & Electric.

Working alongside the national courier service, Actuation Valve also provide their own delivery transport. Add this to our extensive stock levels and we can provide a 24/7 delivery service for almost any product should an emergency breakdown halt production, reducing any unnecessary downtime. Our after-sales support is second to none in the industry and you can rest assured that when the project ends, our commitment remains the same.


Cogeneration, or Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is the simultaneous process of generating electricity and useful heat. With production of electricity through Biomass, some energy must be discarded as heat however in cogeneration this thermal energy is harvested and efficiently re-used through a series of turbines, recovery boilers and generators. This additional energy source can then be used to generate more electricity or fuel hot water systems for the end user, local businesses and or buildings.

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion is widely used as a source of renewable energy and is the process by which microorganisms or biodegradable waste material is broken down in the absence of oxygen. This process, produces a biogas mixture of methane, carbon dioxide and traces of other contaminant gases. This biogas product can then be used as a direct fuel for combined heat and gas engines or further treated a produce biomethane natural gas. Anaerobic Digestion is becoming more popular with local farm owners who are able to directly supply and sell this produced clean gas to the national grid, providing an extra source of income.

Direct Combustion Systems

Direct Combustion is the most commonly used and established method of technology used today for converting Biomass to heat. Working to recognised industry standards, Actuation Valve have a reputation for offering products that are designed to maximise output with engineered solutions to minimise downtime, lower risks, reduce energy and maintenance costs with extended life cycles. We feel not only can we meet your high expectations or requirements, but exceed them.