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Why Are Wood Pellets Green?
- Sep 25, 2018 -

Burning 1 ton of wood pellet heating fuel:

Replace 120 gallons of heating oil… or 170 gallons of propane… or 16,000 ft3 of natural gas… or 4,775 kWh of electricity. 

Eliminates 1,500 pounds of carbon emissions compared to heating oil.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury.

A high-efficiency particle furnace releases 50 times less particulate matter than a non-epa certified wood stove and 2-5 times less than a new epa-certified wood stove.

sustainable development forestry


Modern forestry practices improve the rate of carbon removal from the atmosphere and actually allow young trees to grow more rapidly.

Even so, most wood pellets are manufactured with waste products from the lumber or other wood industries – not from cutting trees. There is one exception to this rule: the forest service occasionally works with the pellet industry to remove standing dead trees that pose a forest fire hazard.


Clean Combustion


Burning wood pellets in a high efficiency stove is cleaner than organic decomposition in a forest.



Wood pellets are 100% natural, with no binders, chemicals, or additives. 

Most wood pellets made in the USA are manufactured from clean sawdust and wood chips: waste products from lumber and other wood industries that would wind up rotting in landfills, if not used for heating fuel. Wood naturally contains a substance called lignin that, binds wood pellets in their tightly compacted, uniform shape.