Wood Fuel

The Truth About Wood Fuel


Wood fuel is often ignored in discussion about alternative energy. This is partly related to the fact that wood fuel was never really replaced by fossil fuels and partly due to misconception that it harms the environment by emitting carbon dioxide and contributing to deforestation. But if proper technology is used and if wood fuel is sourced from sustainably managed forests, it is a carbon neutral source of energy and does not harm the environment in terms of destroying wildlife habitat.

Wood fuel is available as firewood, pellets, chips, charcoal and sawdust. It is mainly used for space and water heating. Wood burning to power steam engines to generate electricity is rare.

Advantages of Wood Fuel

Disadvantages of Wood Fuel