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Wood burning: sustainable and clean?

In an ideal world, combustion of wood only produces carbon dioxide, ashes and water. Unfortunately, perfect wood combustion doesn’t exist and residential wood burning is the biggest source of particulate matter and soot in Europe. Especially stoves and other single-room appliances are often operated improperly and wood is frequently used in a very inefficient way. Therefore, they contribute disproportionately to overall emissions.

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Environmental Action Germany and Danish Ecological Council aim at a significant reduction of particulate matter and soot emissions caused by wood burning.

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Climate friendly?

Most people think residential wood burning is CO2 neutral.

What everyone can do

Choosing a low emission stove or another eco-friendly heat source helps to reduce fine particle emissions.

Clean air policies

Politicians and authorities play an important role to contribute to better air quality reduce the impact of wood burning.