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According to data from the Pellet Fuels Institute, pellets are a limitless fuel source. In addition to wood waste, pellet fuel can be manufactured from forest thinning byproducts and other biomass ingredients.

 

Q&A

Can fuel pellets be used as animal litter/bedding?

Due to the presence of tannins (compounds that interfere with iron absorption, leading to anemia), wood fuel pellets can be dangerous for animals with repeated contact. While products of similar appearance exist as cat litter and cage bedding for small pets, fuel pellets are made from a variety of waste woods, unlike pine for litter/bedding. However, there are no airborne concerns regarding tannins when burned as fuel pellets.