Wood Carbon Cycle
Carbon neutral biomass fuel
The use of wood pellets as a biomass fuel is a ‘carbon neutral’ process. Our stoves convert biomass in the form of wood pellet fuel to heat while giving off almost no wood smoke or ash, helping to protect the environment.
- Carbon neutral, wood pellet fuels help counter global warming.
- Wood pellets release the same amount of C02 which was absorbed during the growth of the tree.
- Wood pellets produce 90% less carbon emissions than traditional heating methods.
- Wood is cut from sustainable forests – the trees that are harvested for wood fuel are replanted.
- Wood pellets come from a closed carbon cycle.
With an Evergreen heating systems you can enjoy your holidays without feeling guilty about your carbon footprint.
When compared to LPG and Oil, wood pellets save the equivalent carbon to a years worth of driving! That’s like a Boeing 747 flying halfway around the world!
* Co2 Emission based on a typical family 4 bedroom house using 20000kWH per year
Closed Carbon Cycle – An Explanation
Using fossil fuels releases CO2 that had been fixed underground for millions of years, making a carbon imbalance in the atmosphere.
Using wood as biomass fuel makes a closed carbon cycle. The carbon dioxide released by burning wood is balanced by that absorbed by trees during their growth. Once grown, the trees are converted to wood fuel, replaced by new trees, and the process starts again. This has huge potential to reduce the climate change problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Most biomass fuels are clean, contain no noxious chemicals or pollutants, making them good for the planet and good for you!
*Source: Carbonify: Air travel emissions based on Boeing 747 at average USA capacity and calculated per person, Mileage of round the world flight is around 27,000 miles.