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Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability of Land Energy Pellets

Sustainability

We take the sustainability of our wood pellets very seriously and have questioned every step of our process.

The raw material that comes into our plant only comes from either FSC or Forest Standard accredited forests in the UK or is co-product (waste) from sawmills in the form of sawdust or wood chip.

Using the FSC or Forest Standard system means that forest owners have to have a felling licence to cut down any trees. One of the requirements of the licence is that for every tree that is felled, another must be planted in its place, typically within 12 months.

The logs we use are those that are rejected by the sawmill sector, either due to the size or shape of the timber. This means logs that are typically too skinny, large or bent to fit in their process and risk jamming their machines.

Thirty years ago, much of this rejected material would have been taken up by the paper industry. However, as this has declined in the UK, biomass production has stepped in and utilised it.

Where possible, we make use of our coastal location to receive deliveries by ship, helping to reduce road travel and emissions.

Production Energy

Our pellet plant in Girvan is powered entirely by our biomass CHP plant that is fuelled by mixed sources of waste woodchip. This strategic investment decouples us from the pricing of conventional fuels and enables us to control our own energy and production costs.

It also ensures that virtually no fossil fuels are used in our production process and that our pellets have an ultra-low carbon footprint.

If you would like to know more about our approach to sustainability and quality contact us

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