Frequently Asked Questions
What are forestry residuals?
Forestry residuals are fibres left over from sawmill and timber operations – including chips, shavings, sawdust, and bark. Wood Pellets can be made from this material that would otherwise be wasted. Mission Wood Pellet provides value to these feedstocks and turns this material into clean, renewable, carbon-neutral solid biofuel.
Are pellets suitable for commercial and industrial applications?
Mission Wood Pellet ships bulk product for the commercial/industrial market globally. Wood pellets provide a carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil.
Does the manufacture of pellets at Mission Wood Pellet require (more) trees to be cut down?
Absolutely not. A typical primary lumber producer creates leftover wood residue that would have historically been burned in beehive burners. This residual waste provides the ideal fibre source for wood pellet production.
Are wood pellets carbon neutral?
When used for energy, the release of carbon into the atmosphere never exceeds the amount of carbon that was absorbed during the life of the tree. In fact, trees in their growth phase absorb carbon at a faster rate than older, mature trees. Well-managed forests that provide raw materials for the industrial pellet industry and other forest products continue to have positive growth-to-drain ratios (greater than one) where forest growth exceeds harvests and carbon absorption rates increase year after year. The practice of sustainable rotational harvesting means that there will be a continuous cycle of new growth in the forest.