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Monday 18 September 2017

The Benefits of Burning Pellets
The Benefits of Burning Pellets

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The Benefits of Burning Pellets

There are numerous benefits achieved by utilizing pellet fuel, including economical and environmental. For example:

  • Direct thermal conversion of 3 million tons of wood pellets displaces the equivalent of almost 8.5 million barrels of #2 fuel oil. That is 356 million gallons! (Energy Information Administration)
  • Wood pellets have a fossil energy ratio (net energy output/fossil energy used) of 12:1.  (Net Energy Value Study, University of Wisconsin Green Bay)
  • As of 2009, pellet manufacturing directly employs approximately 2,300 people in the U.S. and supports thousands of industry-related jobs in fields such as transportation and logging. (North America’s Wood Pellet Sector, Spelter & Toth, 2009)

Learn more at the Pellet Fuels Institute's website