In today’s world humanity’s impact on the environment is more and more important to the sustainability of our planet. We have to look for ways to make our use of the planets resources smarter and less wasteful. Obviously fueling our stoves, cookers and heaters is no exception. This is where bio-fuels come in.
Firewood is one of the most used bio-fuels in the world and not for no reason. It’s easy to use, store and has the benefit of being much more environmentally friendly than most people realize. So let’s take a look at the main ecological points of firewood logs.
First of all, it is important to say that the whole forestry and bio-fuel industry has become a very well-regulated economical sector in the EU. Both local governments and the EU legislative bodies have shown great interest in making these businesses sustainable. Mostly by certifying forests which provide raw wood resources to the bio-fuel producers, including the makers of firewood. So users can rest assured that, if they buy from suppliers like BIOMASS that adhere to the strict letter of the law, their logs come from a responsible production system.
Once we establish the fact that the raw materials used are grown and harvested responsibly there is nothing to stop us from calling it completely renewable. Every time a tree is cut down for use in firewood production it is replaced by a sapling that will grow to take its place. The cycle keeps going without thinning the forest and diminishing the supply of raw wood. Actually the forest stock of living trees in EU available for wood supply is increasing by almost 300 million cubic meters annually. So as you see the demand for wood makes it economically viable to invest in growing more supply which in turn results in more forests.
If you were to take a look at how firewood does in comparison to the other types of fuel when carbon neutrality is concerned, you would see it does extremely well too. The wood itself is absolutely carbon neutral – meaning that the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere when burning is exactly the same as the amount absorbed from the air by the tree while it was growing. So it is a closed carbon cycle unlike the use of fossil fuels. And even though the transport and production processes do use up some extra energy – that is true for any type of fuel no matter how hard the producers try to reduce it.
Another main environmental concern is waste that occurs is the process of making any fuel user ready. Here at BIOMASS we can proudly say that our zero waste policy has managed to almost completely eliminate waste as we use up all the by-products like splinters and sawdust as fuel for the wood drying kilns. That way none of the raw material is lost and all of it contributes to the final product.
To conclude, the firewood logs produced at BIOMASS are a safe choice
if you are looking for an eco-friendly solution to fulfill your energy needs.