Biomass, renewable, clean energy

The special care for the environment and the absolute respect for the ecosystem have led Ecoforest to invest heavily in research and development of its products, achieving high yields and low consumption, using only wood and pellets, fuels produced by nature and that return to it through a continuous circular flow. Our country has large forested areas and can offer a great deal of firewood, a resource that offers significant advantages:

  • It is proven that the wood, when it completes a full cycle of decomposition, releases to the atmosphere an amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) which is later used in the growth and development of new plants.
  • 2.3 kg of dry wood has a calorific value equal to 1 litre of oil or 1 m3 of natural gas. All things being equal, what changes is the cost, which is 50-60% lower for wood than other fuels.

Biomass, renewable, clean energy

The term biomass was introduced to indicate those materials of organic origin (plant or animal) that have not undergone any process of fossilization, and are used for energy production.

The biomass is a renewable energy source because the CO2 emitted by energy production does not increase the carbon dioxide present in the environment; it is the same amount as the plants have absorbed in growth and which, at their death will return to the atmosphere through the normal processes of degradation of the organic substance. The use of biomass accelerates the return of CO2 to the atmosphere, making it available to plants again. In practice, these emissions return to the normal carbon cycle, and the CO2 emitted and absorbed is in equilibrium.

Energy recovery from organic materials, contributes to the production of thermal and electrical energy (medium and large-sized installations) helping to limit carbon dioxide emissions and therefore to meet the Kyoto Protocol commitments.