Pellet – the fuel of the XXI century

by | Feb 29, 2020 | Solid Fuel Company

Pellets are the real eco-fuel of the 21st century

They are sustainable, cheap, convenient to use and safe – both for people and the environment. For those reasons, they have great potential to conquer the energy market in the near future.

Pellets obtained from wood waste are gaining more and more supporters. Cheap, highly efficient, easy to transport, store and use, wood pellets effectively compete with more traditional sources of energy like coal, gas or oil. The efficiency of this biofuel is so high that the money put into the installation of biomass boiler is regained through increased savings on energy bills. The cost of the investment pays for itself within a few years.

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Estimated annual savings of fuel purchase costs resulting from the use of pellets instead of heating oil, for a new 150 m2 house, can be as much as 50%.

The above calculations apply to the high-calorific pellets. The quality of pellets is of fundamental importance here and also distinguishes our biofuel from untreated wood. Woodyfuel pellets are sourced dry sawdust which is compressed under high pressure. This combination of low moisture content, typically 8-10%, and high density means that our wood pellets are a particularly efficient energy fuel – even higher than wood in its natural form. Moreover, the efficiency of new biomass boilers is on average around 50% higher than that of old boilers running on coal, which means pellets are much more effective in producing heating energy.

Heating houses with pellets became not only efficient but easy. Boiler replacement does not require any upgrade of the already existing central heating installation. Maintenance-free pellet boilers are already available on the market, and often require only a small amount of ash to be removed once every three months. Ash consists only of mineral substances and can be utilised as gardening fertiliser.

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The benefits of heating with pellet

There are several benefits when considering pellet fuel. Unlike untreated wood, pellet burns evenly and remains resistant to self-combustion. Additionally, pellet effectively resists natural decay processes as it is moisture-resistant and easy to store.

Pellets are considered to be a safe biofuel both for people and for the environment. The main products of combustion during their burning process are carbon dioxide, water and traces of nitrogen oxides and sulphur. Also, during the production of pellets, no unfavourable waste enters the environment.

The use of pellet as a source of heat in homes brings many benefits such as lower bills (even by 50% per year), as well as environmental protection. Pellets have been widely used in households in Scandinavia, Austria, Germany or Denmark for years. In the UK, every year, hundreds of new families, government representatives and business owners of hotels, shops and restaurants benefit from installing pellet boilers to save on heating costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

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