1. Affordable heating fuel
Although the price of wood fuel varies considerably, it is often cheaper than other heating options.
2. Financial support
Wood fuel boiler systems could benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
3. A low-carbon option
The carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel. There are some carbon emissions caused by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, but as long as the fuel is sourced locally, these are much lower than the emissions from fossil fuels.