WHAT IS WOOD PELLETS?
Pellet fuel or Wood pellets is a renewable, clean-burning and cost stable heating alternative and is made from compressed biomass. Wood pellets are generally made from compacted sawdust or other wood wastes from saw-milling and other wood products manufacture, these are all renewable wood substances or waste. Wood pellets can also be made from other woody biomass sources which may include palm kernel shell, coconut shell, whole-tree removal or tree tops and branches leftover after logging which helps replenish soil nutrients.
Pellets are manufactured in several types and grades as fuels for electric power plants, homes, and other applications in between. Pellets are extremely dense and is produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them to be burned with a very high combustion efficiency.
Further, their regular geometry and small size allow automatic feeding with very fine calibration. They can be fed to a burner by auger feeding or by pneumatic conveying. Their high density also permits compact storage and rational transport over long distance. They can be conveniently blown from a tanker to a storage bunker or silo on a customer’s premises.
In summary, pellet fuel or wood pellets is a way to divert millions of tons of waste from landfills and turn it into energy.