Wood Pellets as Fuel in North America
When a majority of European countries are using wood pellet machine to produce wood pellets as pellet fuel, North America is not lagging behind. In essence, wood pellet machine and plant are widespread in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., there are approximately 1,000,000 families using wood pellets as fuel in stoves and fireplaces for home heating. Wood pellets for heating are also used in schools, companies and other organizations. In Canada, large industrial boilers are used a lot to generate power and heat. Now, wood pellets processed by pellet machine are largely burned in industrial boilers as fuel.
Definitely, wood pellets must have unique features that contribute to the wide application. Pellets are renewable, clean and burning-efficient in comparison with traditional fossil fuels. All materials like wood waste, agricultural products and byproducts can be processed by machine and turned into pellets. It is not exaggerating to say that wood pellet machine can convert millions of tons of waste into wood pellets.
Since it has gained great popularity in the United States and Canada, both countries must have abundant materials to be processed by wood pellet machine. It is quite true. As a highly-developed country, agriculture in America occupies 1/5 of the whole world. It possesses large quantity of agricultural byproducts that can be used by wood pellet machine to produce wood pellets. As for Canada, its forest areas account for 44% that of the world’s, guaranteeing a consistent supply of wood materials for wood pellet plant. Another important material source for both countries is that the majority of North America’s forest is under replantation. Thus periodic trimming is necessary to promote its growth. When it comes to trimming, large amount of branches will be cut down. These wood waste can be utilized by manufactures and turn them into pellets with wood pellet mill.
With sufficient raw materials in the United States and Canada, wood pellets as fuel will maintain a sustainable growth in North America.