Research finds wood pellets cut home heating GHGs in half

By Lori Wright
Biomass Magazine
November 20, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US East

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. The research was conducted by John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and colleagues with the Spatial Informatics Group – Natural Assets Laboratory in Pleasanton, California. It is presented in “Greenhouse gas emissions of local wood pellet heat from northeastern U.S. forests”in the journal Energy.

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