Wood chips are produced from various sources of wood residues and/or alien vegetation, providing an environmentally friendly and cost-effective heat energy solution to multiple industrial and commercial sectors. Currently wood chips are the most economical form of biomass.
If harvested sustainably biomass forms part of the natural carbon cycle of the earth. A fixed amount of carbon exists on earth and is constantly recycled through carbon sinks, where carbon is stored for a period of time in order to maintain a healthy, balanced ecosystem.
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The following cyclical activities govern the continual redistribution of carbon, namely: the circulating and rolling of the ocean surface, photosynthesis, plant and animal respiration and decay. For example, photosynthesis allows plants to absorb carbon out of the atmosphere in the form of Carbon Dioxide; then animals consume this carbon when they eat plants or other animals. As plants and animals die and decay, the carbon is slowly released back into the atmosphere from which it came for subsequent recapture by growing plants.
In the case of biomass products from waste, this material would have already emitting greenhouse gases into the air as it decays if left unutilized. Methane is especially harmful to the environment, because it is 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas when compared to carbon dioxide. When biomass is burnt efficiently, no methane gas is released into the atmosphere.
Calore Sustainable Energy, in partnership is one of the biggest wood chip suppliers in Southern Africa and can guarantee long term bulk contractual supply to the thermal industry.