Frequently Asked Questions
There are many different types of wood products and wood in general can be used in various industries. Wood products are an integral part of our lives, they are used in construction, building furniture, making paper or heating your house and these are only a few examples where wood products are used. Our company deals with wood fuel products such as wood pellets, RUF and Nestro wood briquettes, firewood and logs as well as kindling splints.
Composite wood products are made by binding different fibres, boards of wood or particles with some sort of chemical, for example, glue or plastic. These wood products are most commonly used in making furniture, flooring, picture frames and many other every-day items.
Engineered wood products are timber products manufactured to remove any natural weaknesses and increase the strength, this makes engineered wood products last longer also suitable for more difficult solutions than natural wood. This can only be done by using different chemicals, glues and plastic materials.
Wood can be used in many ways, the most popular are- wood as fuel, a construction material, making furniture and paper as well as tools and other every-day items that we use. Using wood as fuel is becoming more and more popular as there are many wood fuel types to choose from and it is more environmentally friendly.
Nowadays there are 3 main fossil fuels—natural gas, coal and oil, all of them used to generate energy. Natural gas is butane, propane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and many others wildly used all across the world. Coal is a sedimentary rock and is mostly carbon mixed with other elements like sulphur, nitrogen and others. Oil is any liquid fuel that is used to generate power by burning it and can be used for heating homes, generating electricity or fuelling vehicles.
No, wood is not a fossil fuel. Coal, oil and natural gas are fossil fuels. Even though fossil fuels are formed by a natural process, their life cycle is very long, and they are not a renewable resource or a sustainable source of energy. Wood on the other hand is a renewable resource because of its shorter life cycle and sustainability.
Wood fuel is a solid type fuel that generates light and heat through the combustion process. Most common forms are logs and firewood, wood chips, various sorts of pellets and briquettes, as well as charcoal, sheets and sawdust.
Wood doesn’t have a fixed chemical formula, therefore it is a mixture of compounds such as lignin, cellulose, water, hemicellulose, etc, which are mixed unevenly within the woody material.
Yes, wood is a primary fuel. Primary fuels are dense sources of primary energy found in nature and can be obtained, extracted, gathered, cleaned, or graded directly—without energy conversion processes, they don’t have to go through chemical or physical processes. In contrast, secondary fuels are often a transitional form of energy between the primary energy and the energy services.
Although proper wood fuel extraction and production practices are proven to be a sustainable method of gathering energy, various malpractices within industries can exhaust these resources—making it non-renewable. But typically using wood you’re using a renewable fuel.
Potentially wood can become a non-renewable energy source—it relies on the practices of industry—if the rate of consumption is greater than rate of renewal it can lead to forests not replenishing fast enough, being less sustainable, eventually harmfully impacting nature.
In essence wood fuel is renewable if obtained and used correctly and responsibly, however it can turn into non-renewable fuel if the industries exploit wood resources senselessly not giving the time for them to replenish.
If you choose a wood heating option for your home you’re actually reducing waste and pollution when using it as fuel. It does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and is carbon neutral. The carbon released in the burning process counterbalances itself because it’s absorbed by the rest growing trees.
Irresponsible exploitation of woodlands can prompt deforestation or destruction of ecosystems or natural habitats of animals. Utilizing wood as fuel potentially can add to the air pollution if low quality wood fuel is used, for example products that have adhesives like glue or other chemicals have been added to them to increase burning qualities.