CARBON NEUTRAL CYCLE
Wood is considered as stored solar energy and consists of the following components: water, sunlight and carbon dioxide.
The amount of carbon dioxide released by wood is actually the same it has extracted from the atmosphere as part of its natural cycle and that is then chemically absorbed by trees. Whether the wood decays in the forest or is burned is meaningless.
The carbon dioxide output will always be the same. Whether as part of its life cycle or when burned.
The carbon dioxide released during the combustion process is subsequently absorbed by the other trees, therefore initiating a natural cycle of carbon dioxide absorption, i.e. neutral carbon.
Wood combustion is an eco-friendly option since in most European countries there has been a considerable increase in the use of fi rewood material from forest production, estimated to be 40% higher in average than the fi rewood consumption.