Wood Pellets

Wood pellets are standardized pressed cylindrical pellets of dried, untreated waste wood produced during wood processing. Wood pellets are pressed at high pressure and have extremely low water content and a high energy density.

Wood pellets are a genuine alternative to fossil fuels and, averaged over the long term, cheaper than comparable fuels. In addition, prices are less prone to fluctuation than fuels such as heating oil and natural gas.

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    Pellet fuels (or pellets) are biofuels made from compressed organic matter or biomass. Pellets can be made from any one of five general categories of biomass: industrial waste and co-products, food waste, agricultural residues, energy crops, and virgin lumber.
    Wood pellets are the most common type of pellet fuel and are generally made from compacted sawdust and related industrial wastes from the milling of lumber, manufacture of wood products and furniture, and construction.
    Other industrial waste sources include empty fruit bunches, palm kernel shells, coconut shells, and treetops and branches discarded during logging operations.

    What are wood pellets?

    Wood pellets are standardized pressed cylindrical pellets of dried, untreated waste wood produced during wood processing. Wood pellets are pressed at high pressure and have extremely low water content and a high energy density. They, therefore, require little storage space. 1 tonne of pellets, for example, requires only around 1.5 m³ of storage space.

    As a natural, renewable fuel, wood is the perfect solution for a secure, sustainable heating supply. Unlike fossil fuels, burning wood pellets is broadly carbon neutral. Burning wood pellets releases the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) as the tree absorbed when it was growing. The carbon cycle, therefore, remains in equilibrium.

    Wood pellets are a genuine alternative to fossil fuels and, averaged over the long term, cheaper than comparable fuels. In addition, prices are less prone to fluctuation than fuels such as heating oil and natural gas.

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