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Why is wood pellets pellet fuel a product of sustainable development?

k999 By k999 2023-02-14

In the development process of the new era, sustainable development has become the mainstream of the times. How can we alleviate the contradiction between the shortage of fossil fuels and the huge energy demand while conforming to the trend of the times?

Looking back at the history of people’s development and utilization of energy, people have simply used firewood as fuel, then used coal as fuel during the first industrial revolution, then used oil as fuel at the end of the 19th century, and developed natural gas at the beginning of the 20th century. Nuclear energy was used until the middle of the 20th century; the types of energy that people developed and utilized have been expanding, and energy development technology has also been continuously improving.

However, due to long-term development and excessive dependence on fossil energy, the shortage of fossil energy has intensified the contradiction between it and the huge energy demand. At the same time, fossil fuels are the main source of harmful gases such as carbon dioxide that lead to air pollution and climate change, which will further damage the atmospheric ozone layer and make global warming more serious.

Why is wood pellets pellet fuel a product of sustainable development?

Based on these impacts, it is imminent to promote energy transformation and substitution. At this time, the promotion and use of pellet fuel is becoming more and more important

Pellet fuel is made from wood chips, a by-product of forestry. The speed at which sawdust and wood chips are compressed allows the natural lignin to be expelled and binds the loose fibers into wood pellets, and their extremely low moisture content means they burn at a very high rate and provide continuous heat. This reduces fuel consumption by a large margin compared to fossil fuels.

On the other hand, the carbon dioxide released by the combustion of pellet fuel is neutral, which is different from the acidic carbon dioxide that causes damage to the atmospheric ozone layer. Organic matter is generally very low, and the fine suspended particles PM2.5 produced by it can also be controlled by using an air evolver. In this way, compared to fossil fuels, when releasing energy, pellet fuels have a greatly reduced impact on the surrounding environment.

The promotion and use of pellet fuels can maximize the utilization of resources while alleviating the contradiction between the shortage of fossil energy and the huge energy demand, and realize a cycle and sustainable development.

Put Pellet Fuel into our daily use and integrate sustainable development into our life.