Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Dec 20, 2017
Wood pellets used for home heating

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at UNH.

The research was conducted by John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and colleagues with the Spatial Informatics Group - Natural Assets Laboratory in Pleasanton, Calif. It is presented in “Greenhouse gas emissions of local wood pellet heat from northeastern U.S. forests” in the journal Energy.

“While the global concern about greenhouse gas emissions and climate change may be daunting, it is important to understand that as individuals we can make decisions that do scale up to have a beneficial impact to the atmosphere. This work shows that even choices about heating our homes and businesses make a difference,“ Gunn said.

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