|Chlorine content:||<= 0,03%|
|Net calorific value:||> = 17,5Mj/kg|
|Granule density:||1,0-1,4 kg/dm3|
Wood pellets are a biomass fuel made from compressed sawdust, produced as a waste product from sawmills. Their shape is achieved by compression at the pellet processing plant and their shiny surface is from the natural glues found in the sawdust.
Wood pellets should be Accredited according to ÖNORM M 7135 or EN 14961- A1 or A2 Standard, 5-30mm in length, 5-6mm in diameter, with a water content of 8-10% and ash content of 0.5%. This gives a bulk weight of 650kg/m³ and produces 4.9kWh of heat per kg.
Wood pellets can be used as fuels for power generation, industrial and residential heating, and farming. They have been a popular fuel for home heating during the winter season. In large scale application, thermal power plants have been co-firing wood pellet with coal in order to reduce carbon emissions to the environment. This trend will be upward in the future to protect the environment and reduce climate change impact.
Why Wood Pellets
Heating with wood pellets offers distinct advantages over conventional fossil heating fuels and other forms of wood burning.
Using pellet fuel reduces our dependence on oil, natural gas, and propane – all non-renewable fossil fuels.
Pellet fuel is a renewable fuel where wood is derived from sustainable sources.
Displacing fossil fuels with pellet fuels reduces the emission of greenhouses gases such as carbon dioxide, thereby helping to mitigate climate change.
During combustion, pellets produce the same amount of CO², as they have required during the natural growing as wood. Compared to oil or gas - a balanced result.
The current goal for the European Union (EU) is to generate 20 percent of its electricity by 2020 using renewable sources, including burning woody biomass.