Benefits Of Wood Fuel

posted on 9th of march, 2011

Wood fuel is cheaper
-Wood is much less expensive than fossil fuels - and prices of fossil fuels are rising.

Wood fuel is cleaner
-Wood fuel is carbon neutral.
-Carbon emissions can be reduced compared to fossil fuels.
-Modern wood fuel combustion technologies are clean and efficient.

Wood fuel is renewable
-In addition to high quality saw logs, well managed
woodlands produce wood fuel which is a renewable source of energy.

Wood fuel is secure
-wood fuel is a local source of energy, which reduces the reliance on unstable supply chains.

Wood fuel creates and sustains rural jobs
-wood fuel is supplied locally which is why it keeps rural areas alive by creating new business opportunities.

Wood fuel and managing forests have positive effect on biodiversity and wildlife
-Managing forests promotes growth, because left to its own devices woodland will decay.

Comments (4)

Posted by Uptall on March 09, 2011
nice pics really.good luck
Posted by Gmargittai on March 09, 2011
When I was a child we used wood fuel in a city. Not just us but most of the people. Later on when I was around 16 we got central heating. Each year we bought the wood in the fall (quite an expense) and it was brought home on a horse cart. We stored it in the cellar. During winter it was my job to chop it and bring up about 10 -15 kg all the way to the third floor. My father was very clumsy and he was not good at it. I was very proud of doing it on my own from 11-12 years of age.
Posted by Davulcu on March 09, 2011
For rural areas it might be an alternative energy source. But for big cities , it is impossible. Can you imagine NY with wood fuel ?
Posted by Zenpix on March 09, 2011
Dont know about this, i might be wrong but, I think the world is too overpopulated to use wood fuel.
In a very short time all the wood wiould be depleted and the new growth would not be ready for harves yet.
Not even mentioning the dammage to the envirerment/forest land.

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