Propane Crisis Leads Some to Wood Pellet Heat

Woody biomass from restoration projects can be converted to pellets such as these for use as fuel.

Woody biomass from restoration projects can be converted to pellets such as these for use as fuel.

An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes how wood pellet stoves are helping some stave off rising heat costs.

The piece, published in February 9th’s Sunday edition, featured Mark Knaebe, a forest products technologist with FPL. Switching over to an efficient wood-based heating system is “a no-brainer for propane and fuel oil users,” Knaebe said.

The intense winter, rising fuel costs, and a propane shortage have forced some to reconsider their choice of heating fuel. The Fuel Value Calculator, a free online tool, is one way consumers can compare various fuel costs.

Knaebe also helped judge last year’s Wood Stove Decathlon entries in an effort to find the cleanest, cheapest, most sustainable ways to use wood stoves for home heating.