Is wood fuel ‘Carbon Neutral’?

Yes it is if you look at the overall nature of a sustainable wood supply. Wood fuel is regarded as ‘carbon neutral’ because carbon dioxide (CO2) is taken from the atmosphere and used by trees to grow. When these trees die and decay or are burned, this CO2 is released back into the atmosphere. In sustainably managed woodland, wood is generally never removed faster than it is replenished by new trees. Therefore the CO2 released when the wood fuel is burned is never more than the CO2 being absorbed.

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