Why burn wood (i.e. plants) instead of fossil fuels?
Nature knows how to keep our ecosystem in perfect health! In fact, thanks to chlorophyll photosynthesis, the Sun and plants ensure that the air we breathe contains the right amount of oxygen. Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air (1) and use the carbon they need for their own growth while releasing oxygen that is essential for life and for the planet (2).
Wood is a renewable source of energy; fossil fuels, on the other hand, cannot be renewed which is why they are running out. Interestingly, the wood trees are made of is produced by photosynthesis. It is made of carbon (3). During correct combustion, carbon combined with the oxygen in the air produces the exact amount of carbon dioxide that is absorbed by a tree during its life cycle (4). On the other hand, when fossil fuels burn they release the carbon dioxide accumulated in the millions of years it has taken them to form, which increases the greenhouse effect.
Choosing to burn wood is therefore an “eco-responsible” choice for our planet: it pollutes less while offering uncompromising comfort.
This is also the first and foremost principle we abide by and we have made a sort of “agreement with nature” on it: a voluntary agreement with the Ministry for the Environment for the promotion of shared projects aimed at analysing, reducing and neutralising the impact on the climate of the production of wood biomass domestic heating systems.