Burning Peat: A Renewable Fuel

Burning peat has its advantages: it’s a renewable fuel, it has natural deposits around the world and it is ecologically sound if used in moderation.



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These peat chunks are drying in Francis' basement . . . an essential step because of the newly gathered material's very high water content. The ruler is included to show the size of the pieces.
FRANCIS JEFFERS
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The peat bog shown here has been partially drained and is actually several feet deeper than it looks. A bed of this thickness can contain 1,000 tons of fuel per acre . . . equal to 500 tons of coal!
FRANCIS JEFFERS
A Moor
Peat can be found in moors all over the world.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/KLAUS STEPHAN

















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