Heating with wood pellets does not contribute to climate change. Wood pellets are regarded as a carbon neutral energy source. When pellets are burnt they release solar energy absorbed during the trees growth. The Co2 released in this process is equal to the Co2 absorbed during the trees growth. In addition, localized production of wood pellets dramatically reduces transport related emissions. Wood pellets not only save energy interms of manufacturing and delivery, but also create local employment opportunities. They are an important contribution to a sustainable future for our children.
What are Pellets?
Pellets are made of 100% natural wood. Shavings and sawdust are compressed under high pressure and pressed into small cylindrical rolls and held together by lignin, contained naturally in the wood. This results in a clean, convenient fuel with a high calorific value and very low ash content (0.2%).
Every year, more wood is renewed than is consumed!
All of these facts are what makes the most convenient of all wood fuels such an interesting alternative in terms of both ecology and economy.