Heating your home with pellets offers our planet three ecological advantages over the burning of diesel or propane:
(1) pellets are sourced locally;
(2) they’re a renewable resource;
and (3) they’re carbon-neutral.
A very high percentage of the pellets delivered to homes in Cyprus are made from trees felled and processed in Europe mills. Delivering locally avoids the energy-waste of shipping by means of ocean-crossing tankers or long-distance trucking. In fact the energy costs to bring diesel to the market are eleven times that of pellets.
Even better, “sustainable forest management” methods are mandated in federal- and state-managed forests; managers must apply cutting, seeding, and replanting methods designed to keep Europe forests renewed, thus providing a secure heating future for generations to come. Locally-sourced pellets also create jobs and helps keep local economies strong.
What’s more, wood pellets are clean-burning and carbon neutral. Fossil fuels, pulled from the earth or beneath the sea, release carbon dioxide into the air, contributing to global warming. However, the Europian. Environmental Protection Agency deems wood pellets “carbon neutral,” since burning a tree releases no more carbon dioxide into the air than would be released if the tree had fallen and decayed naturally.