With the demand of wood pellet fuel and the amount of homes in the past decade that have embraced using the form of heating it is easy to see why 800,000 homes in the US have made it their choice for residential heating.
There are many different types of stove units available on the market such as fireplace inserts, furnaces and freestanding units. There are many types of manufacturers of the pellet fuel as well. This enables easy access to purchasing the needed materials for keeping your home heated through the winter.
You will also hear the word biomass used, this is just a different term that is used to describe biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. For energy this is normally related to plant based material.
Basically biomass is a easily renewable low carbon fuel that is already widely, and often economical available. The use of renewable energy resources is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emission when compared to fossil fuels.
With wood pellets and stoves that can burn them there is already a significant impact that is being achieved using this method of home heating. The fuel itself is typically between 3/8 and 1 inch of length, and can be created from compacted sawdust, agricultural waste, bark, nutshells, soybeans, and corn kernels.
On the average a US home will need 2.5-3 tons to heat their residence throughout the year. The best part is that these stoves do not require a flue on them so that means that they can be used and setup very easily for use indoors.
There are also websites that are available to learn how to create and manufacture your own pellets as well.