The environmental benefits which can result from the combustion of biofuels for domestic, professional and industrial use are multiple:
- Origin from natural and recyclable resources: Pellets resulting from biomass which is a renewable in nature matter and its energy, known as bioenergy, is essentially stored solar energy by plants during photosynthesis.
- Neutral carbon dioxide cycle: The carbon dioxide which is released into the atmosphere through the combustion of pellets has been already absorbed during the lifecycle of the biomass material from which those pellets originated (a procedure known as “neutral carbon dioxide cycle”).
- Environmental protection: Sustainable forest and agricultural land management through biomass utilisation prevents the deposition of millions of tons of agricultural and forest waste in landfills, eliminates illegal open fires, limits conflagrations and offsets the use of fossil fuels that release dangerous gases to the atmosphere and produce acid rain.
- Stable availability: Biomass from which pellets are produced is not affected by usual changes in climatic conditions and can provide a stable and reliable energy flow.
- Ash utilisation: The ash which remains after pellet combustion in suitable class 3 certified burners and stoves is a useful conditioner and fertilizer for plants.
- Incomparable superiority over firewood: Pellets are far more efficient during their combustion compared to normal firewood, since the moisture content and the amount of remaining ash are comparatively much lower. Furthermore, the combustion of pellets originating from suitable raw materials and produced under strict specifications has been clearly proven cleaner, with lower particulate emissions, than the burning of wood containing high humidity, especially in open fireplaces.