Did you knowthat by using Sustainably Harvested Firewood supplied by FAA Registered Members, to heat your home you canhelp to REDUCEAustralia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions?.
How! The Australian Greenhouse Office shows that firewood can produce the least amount of carbon dioxide (one of the main greenhouse gases) of all heating energy sources. In fact firewood from plantations is actually greenhouse positive due to the carbon that is sequestered in the tree's root mass.
By purchasing your firewood from FAA certified suppliers, who all comply with a national Code of Practice, you can be confident that the wood has been harvested legally from sustainable sources and that biodiversity and threatened species have been protected.
You can also be sure that you are actually getting the wood type and quantity that you pay for, and are not getting ripped off by disreputable wood sellers.By burning properly seasoned firewood in a well maintained fireplace you can enjoy your fire without polluting the air around you.
Why? The reason that Sustainable Firewood is so good for the environment, is that all of the carbon which is produced during combustion is reabsorbed by trees as they grow. It is worth noting that even "green" energy generators such as wind farms, hydro stations and solar collectors create a lot of greenhouse gas during manufacture and construction.
Firewood is not often recognised as a practical, readily available source of "green" energy. Unlike other sources of "green" energy, firewood does not need major capital investment or infrastructure.
Every tonne of firewood contains approximately 20,000 Megajoules of stored energy. To understand how this stored energy compares to other forms of "green" energy such as wind power electricity generation, you need to convert the electricity produced from Megawatt hours into Megajoules. One Megawatt hour equals 3,600 Megajoules. This means that a typical 660 kW wind turbine will generate the same amount of energy in one year, to that contained in 315 tonnes of firewood.
Recent estimates (Driscoll et al 2000) place Australia's annual firewood consumption at around 4,000,000 tonnes. This is equivalent to the annual output of 12,700 (660 kW) wind turbines or six large (500 MW) coal fired power stations.
Please feel free to telephone us for more details about our Sustainable Firewood (plus many other products) on (03) 9876 1751 (7 Days)