You hear so much today about biomass and flex-fuel stoves that are able to burn a variety of renewable fuel sources, but have you ever wondered how wood pellets fit into this mix?
Maybe you are wondering
- What wood pellets are made out of?
- Where the wood comes from?
- Does the formation of wood pellets harm trees or our environment?
Wood Pellets have been made primarily out of saw dust created in the millwork of lumber. This has been expanded into pellets made from waste paper, garbage and other waste products.
Wood Pellets help clean up the decaying of scrap and downed wood that actually helps clean the environment by controlling the combustion of the wood rather than just letting it sit out in the weather and rot.
There is research being done today on numerous agri-fuel waste products such as the distillers grain left over from the production of ethanol, waste from the harvesting of agri-crops and even things like coffee husks, etc.
More agri-fuel waste research? Now, that’s something our kids can cheer about!
Want to know what it will cost you to heat with wood pellets? Here’s a great fuel calculator and fuel comparison chart to help.