Our Commitment to the UK’s Clean Air Strategy
As the UK’s leading supplier of firewood, kindling and biomass fuel Firewood Centre is proud to distribute premium quality fuels that are fully compliant with the new regulation arising from the Government’s Clean Air Strategy. Our wood fuel is 100% sustainable, renewable and responsibly forested. We are passionate about quality; our kiln dried firewood has a moisture content of well under 20% and following a comprehensive audit and testing process has been certified ‘Ready to Burn’ by the UK’s woodfuel accreditation scheme, Woodsure.
What is the Clean Air Strategy?
The UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy was published in January 2019. Promoted as a “bold new goal” it sets out a plan to tackle air pollution and reduce particulates across the UK by 2030.
Why is it important?
It is estimated that over 1.5 million UK households use wood for fuel. Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves have been growing in popularity, but many people still don’t realise that burning the wrong types of fuel will produce particulate matter that contributes greatly to air pollution levels. This is mainly because a freshly cut log of ‘wet’ wood is likely to contain over a pint of water. When wet wood is burned much of the heat energy is used simply to dry out the water and this means that the wood will smoke and smoulder and so pollutants are released into the atmosphere. As a result of this type of air pollution, those with fires and stoves now face restrictions on what they can burn.
How can I comply?
In addition to burning cleaner fuels, the government also wants to ensure that all new stoves sold from 2022 comply with EU Ecodesign regulations. The technology behind these new stoves allows combustion higher up in the fire chamber. This effectively re-ignites any particles of wood that are contained in the smoke and so the resulting emissions are reduced by as much as 80% when compared to a stove manufactured ten years ago.
Why Choose Firewood Centre?
Firewood Centre is the UK’s leading firewood supplier and distributes premium quality kiln dried logs to homes and businesses. We are committed to supplying the very best available fuels that contribute least to air pollution and are sustainably sourced. Our kiln dried firewood is Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ certified which means it contains less than 20% moisture. Our fuels are compliant with the recommendations outlined in the Clean Air Strategy this means that when you buy from us you can be certain that the fuel you burn meets with these important regulations.