Burning Need: Local Wood Pellets for Winter

Wood Pellets

Winter is on its way, time to stock up for the cold months. One of your biggest needs (if you own a pellet stove) is fuel, and wood is considered a sustainable, healthy choice. Even better, buying local wood pellets will support the local economy. Buy now in bulk to save money, and you’re completing a trifecta! One of our regular pellet suppliers is Curran. Why are they such a good choice?

Pure Process

Curran Pellets are made from timber harvested by Seaway Timber Harvesting. Logging crews put the trees through a de-limber to remove branches and a flail chipper to remove bark, leaving clean green stems to be chipped for wood pellet production. The clean green chips are then ground and put through a dryer and ground again to final size. The sawdust from this process is then extruded into pellets with pure compression and no additives.

Superior Quality

Curran received a rare qualification for the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) Standards Program, the only one of its kind in the United States. To meet the criteria of the PFI Standards Program, they are randomly audited, and accredited for premium grade quality. Wood pellets are tested independently and in-house, to ensure their pellet quality remains consistent.

Sustainable

Curran PelletsCurran is also Rainforest Alliance Certified and recognized for meeting the rigorous standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Their wood pellet plant is the first biomass facility to be FSC certified in North America. The Rainforest Alliance and FSC are independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit, international organizations established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

In addition to being a strong local employer and responsible steward of our natural resources, all of Curran’s wood pellets are graded premium by the PFI Institute’s highest standard for Residential/ Commercial Densified Fuel.

Stop in today for your wood pellet fuel!