Ellpro Timber ensures wood fuel is Ready to Burn
As a provider of wood fuel, Ellpro is making it easy for customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet new legal requirements that came into force on 1st May 2021 in England.
Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that now apply, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 will need to be certified as Ready to Burn. The new regulations aim to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels by ensuring wood sold in volumes of under 2m3 is certified as having a moisture content of 20% or less. Customers buying loose wood in quantities of 2m3 or more must be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, this will give them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.
The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Ready to Burn certification scheme is run by Woodsure. Woodsure is a non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of wood fuel in the industry. For the past six years, Woodsure has been leading the way in championing the use of less polluting dry wood which is verified by its independent inspectors as having a moisture content of 20% less, meaning it burns with less smoke than wetter wood.
Ellpro Timber customers can be confident that the wood fuel being sold is ready for immediate use by looking for the Ready to Burn logo along with the supplier’s name and unique Ready to Burn certification number.
The new legislation is all about helping to reduce particulate emissions and improve air quality. Certified wood fuels will give you more heat from each piece of Ready to Burn wood fuel burnt. They burn more efficiently than unseasoned, green wood and reduce the environmental impact of burning. Using proven dry wood is also better for your appliance and chimney and will help reduce maintenance and fuel costs.
Trading Standards officials are visiting firewood sellers to check compliance. The Ready to Burn certification scheme makes it easier than ever for merchants to remain within the rules and for end users to be assured they are buying the right product.
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Woodsure, the UK’s only wood fuel quality assurance scheme, has launched a Ready to Burn initiative to help homeowners look after their stoves and improve air quality.
Air quality and wood fuel has become a hot topic and stove owners are being asked to think about the impact of burning poor quality firewood has on the environment. A stove is only as good as the wood it burns and so the Ready to Burn stamp of approval will reassure those who purchase firewood with its logo that they are dry enough and immediately ready to burn.
Ellpro Timber supports Burnright. An independent, grass roots campaign – run by chimney sweeps for the wider benefit of everyone. It is an excellent resource for anyone looking for further information on the importance of choosing the right fuel and how to burn it efficiently.