How does wood fuel compare with conventional fossil fuels?

Wood fuel is generally a carbon-neutral, locally abundant and cheap alternative to conventional heating fuels. However, in all cases where the user wants to keep a store of fuel, wood fuel takes up more space than the fossil fuel alternative.

The table below provides a breakdown of the difference between these wood fuels and fossil fuels:


Wood Chip Fuel Specification

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P16A Wood Chips (previously G30)
Length 10-30 mm (20% up to 85mm)
Width 2.5-1.6mm
P45A Wood Chips (previously G50)

Length 30-50m (20% up to 120mm)
Width 5.6-31.5mm

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