Biomass fuel / Guides

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...biomass fuels are a way to gain that independence. Heating efficiently with biomass fuel (wood, grain, seeds and manufactured fire logs) The good news is, improvements in stove and fireplace technology have been so dramatic that burning wood or biomass fuel for heat can be an ecologically responsible choice , which...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...fuels COLLABORATION WITH FIRST NATIONS Connect isolated communities to reduce their dependence on diesel Test small local grids (biomass, solar, hydro) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Introduce tax policies to encourage innovation ($375 million investment in research and development of green technologies) AGRICULTURE, FORESTR...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...biomass and fossil fuels for supplimentary heat and power; it is insulated with foam panels on the walls (we found no mention of floors) and includes thermal mass inside of the building envelope. I'm not here to criticize the fossil fuel use or foam insulation, but it's no more a 'natural phenomenon' or 'living breat...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...fuel market. A few reasons why we would choose a pellet stove over a wood stove - The fuel pellets are made from sawdust, so no new trees need to be cut down; they burn much cleaner than a wood stove and release less emissions; it's easier to regulate heat; this can reduce fuel use as well by avoiding overh...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...fuel has the same impact as leaving it to rot in the forest because it will also enrich the soil, but you'll need to heat your home somehow. Compared to other fossil fuels, wood that is thoughtfully selected and properly burned is a very respectable alternative. The environmental and health implications of your woods...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...fuel, which is responsible for the pops and crackles that you don't get when burning hardwood, but isn't really responsible for clogging your chimney. Regardless of how much more creosote softwood does or does not produce, you should be keeping your chimney clean anyway. So relax, and burn it if you have it. In fact ...