For thousands of years, people have burned wood for heat. From campfires to fireplaces, people love the idea of a wood fire heating their house. But wood-burning appliances and fireplaces may emit large quantities of air pollutants. Wood smoke contains hundreds of chemical compounds including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, organic gases, and particulate matter, many of… Continue reading It’s time for the pellet to shine.
What are wood pellets? Wood pellets are a common type of biomass. Biomass is any biological material that can be used as fuel—including grass, corn, wood, and biogas as well as other forestry and agricultural residues. Wood pellets are compressed byproducts from the forest products industry, often woodchips and sawdust. What are wood pellets used… Continue reading Everything you need to know about wood pellets
Using clean, renewable energy is one of the most important actions we can take to reduce our impact on the environment. The world is constantly on the lookout for reliable, inexpensive and renewable forms of energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In… Continue reading Making the Switch – Biomass Power as the Main Energy Source