Woodfellas firewood has been working hard this season trying to keep up to the demand of wood to the Central Coast region.
The boys have been working around the clock to ensure that all the timber is dry and read to burn in you fireplace.
Did you know Firewood is not often recognised as “green” energy, probably because it comes from trees. But, unlike other sources of “green” energy, firewood does not need major capital investment or infrastructure. Every tonne of dry firewood contains approximately 20,000 Megajoules of stored energy. To understand how this stored energy compares to other forms of “green” energy, such as wind power generation, you need to convert the electricity produced from Megawatt hours into Megajoules. One Megawatt Hour equals 3,600 Megajoules. This means that a typical 660 kW wind turbine will generate around the same amount of energy in one year as that contained in 315 tonnes of firewood. Recent estimates (Driscoll et al 2000) place Australia’s annual firewood consumption at around 4,000,000 tonnes. This is equivalent to the annual output of nearly 13,000 wind turbines or six large (550 MW) coal fired power stations. (Ref Firewood Association of Australia)