While England Products has been here for 30 years…. wood and wood products have been with us since the beginning. We have used it to keep us warm, build our shelters and fence our properties. From the fires to cook our food, to the fires that drove the steam engines the use of wood as fuel is part of who we are. England Products supplies companies that convert this source product into specific fuels.
We provide wood products to companies that produce wood pellets. Wood pellets can fuel pellet stoves, central heating furnaces and other heating appliances. Some are currently developing fully automatic wood pellet boilers that are on a par with oil and gas boilers. Worldwide (according to the International Energy Agency Task 40) wood pellet production has more than doubled between 2006 & 2010. The Biomass Energy Resource Center predicts North American production to double again over a 5 year period (starting 2012).
We provide wood products to companies that produce charcoal. Modern uses for charcoal includes it as a metallurgical fuel, commonly used by blacksmiths. Used in the production of iron and recently coming back into favor in many industrial uses as “greener” than fossil fuels. Used as a cooking fuel, a component of black powder (blasting & pyrotechnics) and a purification and filtration…charcoal is very much a part of our lives.
Wood fuel has several environmental advantages over fossil fuel. The main advantage is that wood is a renewable resource, offering a sustainable, dependable supply. Other advantages include the fact that the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during the burning process is typically 90% less than when burning fossil fuel. Wood fuel contains minimal amounts of sulfur and heavy metals.It is not a threat to acid rain pollution, and particulate emissions are controllable.
Wood fuel accounts for about half of Europe’s renewable-energy consumption. In some countries, such as Poland and Finland, wood meets more than 80% of renewable-energy demand.
If wood used in a power station comes from properly managed forests, then the carbon that billows out of the chimney can be offset by the carbon that is captured and stored in newly planted trees. This is how some people consider wood to be carbon-neutral. Whether it actually turns out to be is a different matter. But once the decision had been taken to call it a renewable, its usage soared.