Sustainability of Land Energy Pellets
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 comes from forests within 80 miles of the factory. Most from UNESCO’s newest Biosphere the Dumfries and Galloway Forest of which Land Energy is a Proud Supporter.
The forests we use have felling licences and every tree that is felled, is replanted, 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.
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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