Eco Angus Ltd wood gasification log boilers have gained exemption under the Clean Air Act 1993
As of January 2012 the Angus Super and Angus Orligno 200 range of wood gasification log boilers are exempt from smoke control areas.
The ranges have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning an unauthorised or inherently smoky solid fuel without emitting smoke.
The “Clean Air Act 1993” which provides the current rules governing the emissions of smoke. The Act allows a local authority to declare districts to be a smoke control area with the power to impose fines of £1,000 on domestic properties emitting smoke. Burning fuels not authorized as being “smokeless” in an appliance that was not permitted to burn unauthorized fuels is not allowed. Appliances with a proven capability for burning unauthorized fuels without producing smoke are classified as being an “exempt appliance”.
The exemption is based on installations with accumulator tanks with a 50:1 ration of thermal store to kW output. Any customer in a smoke exempt zone is encouraged to batch burn where possible throughout the year rather than allow the boiler to slumber as this will reduce any smoke emissions.