The Benefits of Wood Pellets

October 25, 2017

With winter just around the corner how can you stay warm and heat your home without damaging the environment or your finances.


Wood Pellets may be the answer for you, so why use them....


Carbon Neutral


Trees absorb CO2 as it they grow. The wood from the tree is turned into pellets which releases an equal amount of CO2 when burnt. The tree is replanted and the cycle continues making wood pellets a sustainable carbon neutral fuel.


Every ton of pellets used versus oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons. 




Compared to fossil fuels wood pellets in the UK are approximately the same price but are much cheaper than electricity.


The government through OFGEM provide an incentive scheme called the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) see below which pays a subsidy for burning wood pellets, which after investment costs makes wood pellets a much cheaper source of heat. 


Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)


The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets. OFGEM Website


ENplus A1


The ENplus® quality seal accounts for the whole wood pellet supply chain – from production to delivery to the final customer, therefore ensuring high quality as well as transparency.


The Biomass Suppliers List (BSL)


The Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) was introduced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in April 2014. It supports the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme by ensuring that RHI payments are only issued to biomass boilers using woodfuel that meets certain sustainability and legality requirements.


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)


FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components, Forest Management and Chain of Custody. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products produced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials. FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home and is recognised by WWF as the “hallmark of responsible forest management”.

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