Wood chips


Wood chips are wood reduced into flakes, with dimensions ranging from a few millimeters to a few centimeters, produced from logs and twigs through the chipper, and which can be used as fuel or raw material for natural and / or industrial processes. Italy is the leading European market for the consumption of wood pellets, with over 3 million tons per year. Like other ligno-cellulosic biomasses, it cannot be considered in itself a renewable source such as solar energy and wind energy due to the long times of formation and growth of the original plant. However, wood chips can be the raw material for the growth of the original plant species in a closed cycle. A necessary condition for renewability is that the withdrawal from the source does not exceed the growth of the same. It can be produced from agricultural and forestry waste or from dedicated crops (short rotation).

Buying wood chips for heating means choosing a fuel that is not only economical, but also ecological. Coming mainly from waste, this biomass can in fact be said to be 100% ecological: it is nothing more than wood shredded into flakes, produced starting from agricultural and forest residues (e.g. logs unsuitable for the sawmill, twigs, etc.) or from the residues of wood industry.

Wood chips are particularly suitable for heating residential and / or commercial buildings with an annual requirement of over 50-60 thermal MWh (> 5,000 liters of diesel), especially in rural and mountain areas; and for boilers with medium-large power (at least 40-45 thermal kW).

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