Pellet Fuel is a renewable, clean burning and cost -stable homeheating alternative currently used throughout North America andwidely used in Europe. At Vermont Wood Pellet plant, we use secondary and sustainably harvested local timber. Other pellet fuels from other mills use biomass in several forms: mill waste,sawdust, wood chips, bark, crop waste, ground pallets, logs or waste wood. Some plants debark the logs before chipping and drying, as we do at Vermont Wood Pellet. Removing the dirt, grit and bark from the logs make for clinker free, lower ash pellet fuel.
Why Use Pellet Fuel?
Pellet Fuel helps the environment, supports the local economy, saves you money and more!
1. Wood Pellet Stoves and Boilers Give You Tax Credits
Fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal when burnt place additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Increasing carbon dioxide levels has a direct effect on increasing global climate temperatures. Wood pellets are a carbon neutral form of energy, which means they do not place additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is crucial to reduce global warming. Due to these facts, governments around the world - including our Federal and local state government - are now offering tax credits for installing wood pellets stoves and wood pellet boilers.
2. Gas, Oil and Electricity Prices to Rise by 60% over the next 6 Years
A 60% increase in energy prices is expected by energy experts over the next 6 years due to increased taxes to pay for green energy technologies and to reduce our use of fossil fuels responsible for accelerating global warming.
3. Using Wood Pellets Helps to Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil
It is estimated that all the U.S. homes, schools and institutions using wood pellets for heating fuel have reached the one million mark. Energy policy makers know that of all the energy consumed in the U.S., one third is in the form of heating fuel. Most of the heating fuel used is in the form of oil from foreign countries. The more people who heat with pellet fuel, the more our nation and communities will benefit from economic and energy independence.
It is estimated that because of the people who currently used pellet heat, they have saved the country from burning 3 million barrels of heating oil inthe U.S. last year!
4. Wood Pellets are Carbon Neutral and Renewable Energy
GlobalWarming and climate change requires we move away from fossil fuel energy to lower carbon forms of energy. Wood pellets are not only carbon neutral, they can also be carbon negative by using the ash as a fertilizer. Wood pellets are carbon neutral because they are part of the current carbon cycle, and new trees absorb the carbon from burnt wood pellets. Wood pellets also are a renewable form of energy unlike fossil fuels such as oil.
5. Wood Pellets Fuel and Stoves Are Low Emission
Pellet fuel users enjoy that pellet stoves have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies than wood stoves or fireplaces. As a consequence of this, they produce very little air pollution. Pellet stoves are the cleanest of solid fuel-burning residential heating appliances.
6. Using Wood Pellets can Help to Generate Stable Long Term Local Jobs
Wood pellets offer us the opportunity to use local wood and biomass resources to produce fuel pellets locally and sell locally. Local jobs are created in the collection, processing and distribution of pellet fuel. By purchasing purchasing locally produced wood pellet fuel, you are proactively fighting climate change and supporting the local economy.