Project Description

WHAT IS WOOD PELLET?

Wood pellets are made of wood chips, have cylindrical shape and a diameter of about 6 mm and a length of 10 to 30 mm. Wood pellets are produced under extremely high pressure, whereby the temperature of the wood is raised and a natural “binding composition” is created while the cylindric shape is retained after the pellet is cooled down.

The compactness of the pellet is also visible during transport where only about 0.5% of wood dust occurs. Energy efficiency is about 5 kWh/kg or 18 MJ/kg. They have a very low moisture content (below 10%) which allows very high combustion coefficient. Pellets are used in specially designed furnaces for heating of residential buildings, or in factories instead of coal.

With the latest technology and equipment, from biomass (renewable energy source), quality (certified) bio-fuel wood pellets are obtained, which are made from hard (beech) wood containing 100% beech chips.

ADVANTAGE OF WOOD PELLET

Pellets are cheaper than fuel oil, propane or coal, thus our customers can save money that would otherwise be spent to purchase some of these types of fuel. You can save more money with the pellet stove by heating only a few rooms instead of the whole house – although, there are often ways to do this with other heating systems.

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With pellet stoves you do not have to deal with wood. You have probably cut or hurt yourself and chopped a few hundred meters of wood over the years, and we know that this is not an easy job. With the pellet stove you continue to deal with solid fuel – usually pellet packagings of 15 kilograms – but this is still much more convenient for handling than wood.

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The life cycle of production and use of wood pellets can and should be close to carbon neutral. With natural gas, propane or fuel oil, we take carbon that was captured under the ground millions of years ago and release it as a gas that causes greenhouse effect in the atmosphere (where it contributes to global warming). When we burn wood pellets, we again release the same amount of stored carbon into the atmosphere, but this carbon is stored in wood fibers for only a few decades, and if we manage our forest estates properly (replacing felled timber with new), the entire life cycle results in almost no net carbon emissions.

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Fuel is or may be of local or regional origin. At the very least, it is not a fuel that comes from the Middle East or via the unstable Russian gas market. The proximity of pellet production further increases their already positive environmental impact. When purchasing pellets, we recommend buying locally produced pellets, as this promotes domestic production and reduces pollution of the planet by reducing the distance over which the product is transported.

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PACKAGING OF WOOD PELLETS