Our feedstock is sawdust that is a by-product from regional lumber producing facilities. At one time, this by-product sawdust was considered to be an environmental liability. Now, we use it to produce wood pellets, a clean burning and environmentally friendly source of renewable heat. Wood Pellets are considered to be carbon neutral, meaning that it produces no more carbon when it is burned than it absorbed in its life cycle. Wood Pellets are also natural, holding their pelletized form through natural lignin oils in the wood which activated by high pressure and temperature. There are no additives, and the wood pellets are made from 100% hardwood dust.
Wood Pellets are a smart economical decision because of its low cost per BTU as compared to other forms of heat. It is also a sustainable energy source that is cost stable and is used in over 1 million homes in the U.S.A. Fossil fuels are price volatile and can change at the whim of foreign entities. Wood Pellets provide financial benefits to the consumer and make the entire community less dependent on other fossil fuels.
Where does the raw material for our wood pellets come from?
The U.S. Forest Service has proven the Appalachian Hardwood Forest as defined by AHMI is increasing annually and the growth to removal ratio is 2.4. This confirms the Appalachian Hardwood Forest (AHF) meets present needs without compromising those of future generations and will continue into the future – sustainably.