Capable of efficiently burning for many hours they are renewable and do not contribute to CO2 emissions which if any thing is a great reason to use them.
Presently biomass fuel is produced from organically produced material like saw dust, and wood cut-offs all specifically made to use as biomass fuel or also know as Wood Pellets. This means no forests are felled for processing or production of the fuel.
Given proper forest and agricultural management, biomass is virtually limitless, and has proven to be price stable. With the huge benefits to the environment as the fuel pellets do not contribute to green house emissions, biomass fuel can be locally sourced and contribute to the local economy as well as using waste as a renewable fuel source.
Felled forests used for high-end furniture production are a great resource for biomass fuel pellet production.
The huge amount of unusable material that is unsuitable for furniture production left behind is perfect for use
as biomass fuel pellets. This also contributes to freeing the land for the re-planting of trees.
A Productive Use for Waste
With end-less waste such as waste paper, cornstalks, straw and wooden pallets to name but a few millions of tons of
wood pellet can be produced and used in biomass heating systems, farm machinery and even fuel for vehicles.
What are the Benefits
Pellet manufacturers take by-products (like wood waste) and refine them into pencil sized pellets that are uniform in size, shape, moisture, density and energy content. This makes them much easier to transport and store in domestic homes.
Their uniform size makes them ideal for use as fuel for biomass heating systems which burn very efficiently. They also pose no environment damage if spilled as compared to fossil fuels like oil.