They are made from compressed sawdust and wood shavings or other biomass waste – there are no additives or binders used during the production process. It is the temperature and the pressure applied to the lignin within the wooden material during production that makes a natural binder. This makes the product Clean And Green.
Wooden Briquettes are carbon neutral to the atmosphere and they do not contribute to global warming whatsoever.
This makes them an environmentally friendly fuel source.
1.4 million tons of wooden waste are put to landfill every year in the UK. This costs the tax payers £112,000,000.00 every year while at least some of this waste can be used as a secondary source for heating or hot water. Producing and burning wooden briquettes helps reducing this huge financial and environmental cost.
The carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burnt is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel.
There are some carbon emissions caused by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, but as long as the fuel is sourced locally, these are much lower than the emissions from fossil fuels.
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