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Nature’s Flame wood pellet ash organic certified

Nature’s Flame wood pellet ash organic certified

New Zealand-made Nature’s Flame wood pellets have received international BioGro certification.

“This certification means buyers can be confident the ash from our pellet fires can be used as a fertiliser for organic gardens,” says Steve Cunningham, General Manager of Nature’s Flame.

“And there is another environmental positive. Our pellets are made from recycled wood that might otherwise go to landfill. They are a sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel,” he says. “We are proud to have received the BioGro certification.”

The Nature’s Flame heating system uses specially designed clean-burning fireplaces. The wood pellets are made at plants in Rotorua and Rolleston, near Christchurch, from untreated wood residues such as sawdust from sawmills and furniture manufacturers and recycled freight pallets and other waste timber that has been chipped. The wood waste is dried and milled and fed into machines where it is compressed and bound by its own natural resins.

When burned, a 20kg bag of Nature’s Flame wood pellets produces only a handful of ash. Wood pellet fires are also clean burning, producing just one tenth the emissions of older enclosed solid fuel domestic burners and just one-hundredth the emissions of an open fire.

Nature’s Flame is part of state owned enterprise Solid Energy New Zealand. The company was purchased in 2003 as part of Solid Energy’s commitment to help New Zealand in its transition to clean, affordable and renewable energy for home heating. Nature’s Flame wood pellets are also being used to heat schools and to provide heat for industrial processing.


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