Are wood pellets sustainable?

Yes. Wood pellets are a sustainable and renewable resource that contribute greatly to decreasing green house gas (GHG) emissions across Canada, the United States and some parts of Europe.

Are wood pellets flushable?

This question is likely connected to using wood pellets for cat litter… Yet another efficient use for this renewable resource! So are wood pellets flushable? There doesn’t seem to be a short answer. Some cat owners say they have no problems, while other brands claiming to be “flushable” are certainly not. It makes sense that you might risk clogging your system by throwing in a material that expands with moisture, not to mention collecting saw dust in your pipes.

Are wood pellets carbon neutral?

No. While the wood source it self is part of the carbon cycle, and hence carbon neutral, some energy is expended in the manufacturing and transport of pellets. Wood pellets are considered a low-carbon fuel. In fact, there currently aren’t any commodity fuel or energy sources that are truly carbon neutral.

Are wood pellets tax deductible?

Depending on where you live in Canada, you can receive incentives. British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon all offer financial incentives for using wood pellets.

Are wood pellets toxic?

Wood pellets are just that – wood. When stored properly and burned in a modern pellet stove, they are not at all toxic. In transit in large container ships or massive storage silos wood pellets can emit large amounts of carbon monoxide, which is invisible without a detector, and deadly, but that’s an issue for the professionals who make and ship bulk pellets, not homeowners.