Wood pellets – a contribution towards climate protection
A growing forest removes CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, converting it into organic carbon which is stored in woody biomass. When biomass - such as wood pellets - is burnt it releases only as much carbon dioxide as was absorbed earlier. The use of wood pellets as a replacement for fossil-fuel products reduces the volume of new CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Wood pellets thus counteract the greenhouse effect and make a valuable contribution to preserving the environment – a fact that significantly distinguishes wood pellets from fossil fuels such as heating oil since one liter of heating oil emits approx. 2.9 kilograms of climate-damaging CO2.
Replacing old heating plants with modern wood pellet heating systems also leads to a significant reduction of air pollutants. When substituting an old wood- or coal-fired boiler with a wood pellet heating system, emissions drop by approx. 95%. Environmental protection, however, also means that only minimal adverse effects on the environment occur during wood pellet production and transport.