When the pellets burn, the carbon stored in the woody tissue is released into the atmosphere. Pellets are therefore carbon neutral, meaning that the carbon output corresponds to the carbon intake from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Unlike fossil fuels, no additional CO2 is released into the atmosphere during wood pellet combustion. As a result, this source of energy is not only renewable, it also helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fight climate change.
In this day and age of concerns about energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions, the use of wood pellets shows tremendous potential for the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. In short, the energy produced by Quebec wood pellets offers excellent heat, economic and environmental performances and therefore helps promote the principle of sustainable and regional development.