"Biomass for energy makes a major
contribution to climate protection and resource conservation."
2006, World Wildlife Fund - www.panda.org
Facts about biomass combustion and energy recovery
- Wood wastes now recovered for use as biomass fuels in modern energy plants,
are materials that have historically been landfilled or burned in open piles on-site.
- Recovered wood fuel products replace non-renewable fossil fuels such as oil or
natural gas at the industrial energy facilities that use them.
- Wood is a renewable resource, trees absorb carbon dioxide during growth and emit
it during combustion, thereby recycling atmospheric carbon rather adding new greenhouse
gases to our environment.
- All biomass combustion facilities in the United States today must meet strict
environmental standards by carefully controlling air emissions and removing pollutants.
- Most industrial hog fuel users operate cogeneration facilities that produce heat or
steam for internal energy needs as well as electricity that in many cases is supplied
back onto the regional power grid.
- Each ton of urban wood waste used as hog fuel produces approximately 10.4 million
Btu's of energy - that's the equivalent of nearly two barrels of oil and over 3
Megawatts of electricity - enough to power the average U.S. household for nearly 4 months.
At Rainier Wood Recyclers, we are committed to maximizing the benefits
of recycling for the community and the environment. While the biomass energy markets have
driven the development of today's wood recycling industry, we are constantly working to
develop new markets and maximize the value-added in our recycling process. We have
supplied carefully processed wood inputs for pulp and paper production, manufacturing
of composite building materials, and several other applications.
Rainier Wood Recyclers is a major supplier
of hog fuel in Washington State. We produce high quality hog fuel from urban wood wastes. Additionally,
our mobile processing operations, using unique grinding equipment and highly trained
operators can produce high quality hog fuel from land clearing debris.
Call Bob Sargent at 253-350-1291 today to find out more about what we can make for you!