Clean Heating

Wood absorbs as much carbon dioxide when it is growing as is released when it is burnt. Wood pellets are therefore considered a renewable alternative to fossil fuels that allows significant savings of GHG emissions.

Clean Heating

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.

Environmental protection

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.

Factsheet on the climate impact of forest biomass by AEBIOM (PDF)

Factsheet on heating with wood pellets by AEBIOM (PDF)