Fines % By Weight
100% Pure Fiber
All Hardwood Blend
96.5% / 3.5%
44 lbs cubic ft.
One bag is equal to 9.5 litres of oil
Pre-order by email. Pick up near 401 and Yonge.
The Toronto Star, November 27, 2004
Wood pellet stoves create cheap, clean home heat
By Steve Maxwell
of mills around the country make pellets, but some of the very best come
from an unusual plant in Quebec.
Lauzon Inc. is the name of a firm that manufacturers heating pellets
under the brand name Cubex [also Enviro Pellet]. The primary business of this company is
actually hardwood flooring, and their pellets are made from planer
shavings produced as a by-product of this main business. And while
there's nothing surprising in these details, it's the source of the
feedstock for these pellets that gives them their high environmental
rating. And to understand why you need to look beyond just the
clean-burning performance of pellet stoves themselves...
Wood pellets are made from compressed sawdust, a by-product of the lumber industry. Nothing but wood is added to make fuel pellets. Under high pressure the natural lignin in wood acts as a glue to bind it together and form a tight pellet.
The small size of wood pellets results in very efficient smoke-free fire.
When you heat with pellet fuel you reduce CO2 emissions by burning a renewable fuel. Trees growing now are locking up the sun's energy and CO2 in a continuous renewable cycle.
The future of pellet fuel:
Although most fuel pellets are currently made from wood they can also be made from fast growing switchgrass. Pellets made from grass are the ideal renewable energy crop, since switchgrass grows on marginal farmland. The energy payback on pellet fuel is up to 14:1. For every one unit of energy in, you get 14 units of energy out.