1 ton pellet:
- replaces 450 liters of fuel oil. Or – 640 liters of propane. Or – 450 liters of natural gas. Or – 4 7775 kWh of electricity;
- emits 680 kg less CO2 into the atmosphere than fuel oil;
- allows you to save a huge amount of fossil fuels (oil, gas, oil shale, etc.). It’s like driving for a whole year not in your gas car, but in a Toyota Prius;
- minimizes the level of emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful substances (carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury, etc.) into the atmosphere;
- saves wood. Pellets are much more efficient than regular firewood. To heat a room of the same area, pellets use half the amount of wood than would be needed with standard wood stoves (both EPA-certified and non-EPA certified).
Modern methods of using forest resources allow you to accelerate the growth of young trees.
As you know, fuel pellets are made from woodworking industry waste. No cutting down of trees. Unless – with the permission of the forest service: sometimes environmental organizations cooperate with pellet manufacturers, allowing them to cut down “dry wood”, which poses a fire hazard to the forest.
Fuel pellets burn almost completely, leaving no waste. As well as as a result of the natural organic decomposition of wood in the forest.
This means that wood pellets are carbon neutral. The efficiency of stoves and central heating systems when used as fuel ranges from 80% to 93%.
Fuel pellets are completely natural. Chemical additives and glue are not used for the production of fuel pellets
The main production material is sawdust, wood chips and other waste from the woodworking industry. All this is crushed and pressed into granules due to lignin, a kind of “natural glue” contained in wood.