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Are modern wood heating system the solution to the fine dust problem?

German Pellets Institute publishes new figures!

A lot has happened in the biomass heating sector in the last 20 years. New, modern wood-burning boilers no longer have much in common with manually fired fireplaces & tiled stoves. Pellet boilers are characterized by high comfort and clean combustion. They operate automatically and are properly adjusted by a specialist heating engineer before commissioning. Thus they work efficiently and thanks to the sustainably available raw material wood, they enable CO₂-neutral heating. Pellet heating systems are among the cleanest wood-burning systems and are responsible for only 1.2 % of all fine dust emissions.

3.7 percent come from log and chip heating systems. (Source: Federal Environment Agency (UBA)). In comparison, 15.2 percent come from single-room furnaces fueled by logs, i.e., wood-burning stoves.

Particulate matter emissions from wood-fired systems down by one-third since 2010

Another important prerequisite for clean combustion is the quality of the wood pellets. As an end user, please look for the ENplus A1 quality seal. This guarantees the production of a high-quality fuel, as well as expert handling during transport to delivery to the consumer.

Since 2010, the trend of increasing emissions from wood firing has been broken and the share of wood firing in particulate matter emissions has decreased significantly.