Excellent heat energy purely from nature.
High-Quality Fuel Easily and Inexpensively
Pellets are domestic, renewable bioenergy in a compact and efficient form. It is dry, dustless, odourless, of uniform quality, and manageable fuel. The heating value is excellent.
At its best, pellet heating is as easy as the old school oil heating. The price of pellet heating is about half of the price of oil heating. Read more about pellet’s energy content here.
Wood pellets are mainly prepared of industrial by-products such as wood shavings, grinding dust or saw dust. The raw material is hydraulically compressed into a grain, and wood’s natural binding, ligning, holds the pellet together. Pellet is dry wood, with the moisture content of 10 % max. This means that it does not freeze or go mouldy.
Wood pellet in a nutshell
- energy content 4,75 kWh/kg
- diameter 6-12 mm
- length 10-30 mm
- moisture content max. 10 %
- high heating value
- of uniform quality
Pellets are also made of peat, which is dried and compressed into hard pellets. The preparation technique is the same as that of wood pellets’, and similarly, no additives are needed.
Peat pellets have been test used in stoker burners, and it was found out that they are an excellent heat source. Read more about peat here.
Horse Manure Pellets
Horse manure is an excellent raw material for pellets as well. The problem in Finland is legislation, which prohibits the use of horse manure in small-scale plants. In other countries, for example in Germany and Sweden, horse manure pellets are used. Read more about horse manure here.
Horse manure pellets. They differ from wood pellets only in colour. Horse manure pellets are fully odourless.
Read user experiences of pellet heating here.