Wood pellets are not just a renewable source of fuel, but also a lower pollution risk to the environment.
Burning wood pellets for heating, produces up to 90% less CO2 emissions when compared to traditional fossil fuels. To put this into context, burning one tonne of wood pellets can replace 400 litres of oil, saving around 1,070kg of CO2 from being released into the earth’s atmosphere. As our wood pellets are sourced from carefully managed woodland areas, every time a tree is felled we know that one or more is being replaced – therefore creating a sustainable cycle. The CO2 which is then emitted from the burning of the pellets is the same that is absorbed during the life cycle of the tree, meaning even less pollutants in the atmosphere.
Until now, timber waste from industry or other sources has been sent to landfill sites. As the wood breaks down in the ground, it generates emissions of Methane Gas which is an extremely potent Green House Gas, 25 times more damaging than CO2. As we now take this waste wood (2.5 million tonnes so far) and convert it into high performing, low polluting wood pellets we are further reducing the impact of Green House Gases on the environment.
Finally, the physical nature of the pellets means that they are less polluting to the environment should any accident occur. For instance, if you spill heating oil then you have a major clean up issue and potentially serious damage to the surrounding environment. However, if you spill wood pellets then you can quickly and cleanly, tidy these up and dispose of them in a bin.