What are wood pellets?
Pellets are small, tightly-compacted wood products that can be burned in a pellet burning appliance, such as a stove or fireplace insert. They’re manufactured at nearly 100 mills in North America, and created by compressing sawdust remnants from the lumber industry, furniture and flooring manufacturing, and from forestry by-products. Pellet fuel is also made from other agricultural waste.
How are wood pellets “green”?
People who heat their homes with wood pellets are using a clean, carbon-neutral renewable fuel that emits extremely low particulates into the atmosphere. Wood pellets contain nothing but wood. Being carbon neutral means that they close the loop of new carbon stored by trees in high efficiency heating systems without exposing the older stored carbon of fossil fuels, giving them a bigger “bang for the buck” both monetarily and ecologically.
How much will I save over traditional heating fuel by using wood pellets?