Lower transportation risk
Shipping petroleum might explosive by accident. The high density of wood pellet permits compact storage and transport over long distance. They also can be conveniently blown from a tanker to a storage bunker or silo on by customer’s premises.
Stable supply and price
Most of wood waste derives from manufacturing location and it is high recyclable, therefore, wood pellet supply comply stable market developing. With the surge in the price of fossil fuels since 2005, the demand for pellet heating increased in Europe and North America.
Greenhouse gas emission
It is well known that the emissions from wood-burning are different than emissions from such traditional heating fuels as heating oil, propane, or natural gas.
According to statistics, if every family could change energy to wood pellet for heating, we could reduce 5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
Air pollution reduction
Particulate matter is the sum of all solid and liquid particles suspended in air many of which are hazardous. This complex mixture includes both organic and inorganic particles, such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. If the particles are smaller than 2.5µm, it might harm our breathing system and cause skin allergy…etc. Particle pollution is made up of a number of components, including organic chemicals, metals, soil or dust particles and acids (such as nitrates and sulfates from burning fossil and coal). According to statics, if prohibits to use coal and fossil, we could reduce pollutants of SOX 5595 tons (40%), particles 757 tons(73%) and NOX 8200 tons(53%)…etc.
The regulation of renewable energy
Most of European countries imports wood pellet from overseas, more than half of pellets are using in power plants. EU coordinates to develop and use renewable energy strongly and mandates the renewable energy should achieve 20% of all electricity utilities by 2020. The Climate Conference held in December, 2015, gathering more than 200 leaders around the world discussed global warming issue. Made consensus to reduce carbon emission and encourage using and involving in renewable energy.
Due to the issue of global warming and climate change have been raised worldwide, many governments encourages to use renewable energy , such as solar energy, biomass energy and wood pellet are encouraged to use.
Weng Feng Ying(2008), New Star of energy of wood pellet, Energy report March, page23-26.
Weng Feng Ying(2009), Development of wood pellet in America and Europe, Energy report August, page 28-31.