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Wood Pellets Catch Fire as a Valuable Source of Renewable Energy

Wood pellets are refined and dense biomass fuel that is produced by wooden residues into uniform diameters under high pressure. The fuel is also considered to be an efficient source of energy especially since its uniform shape is ideal for combustion systems such as boilers and pellet stoves. Millions of tons of biomass can be put to work in the form of pelletized wood residue that is harvested from quality waste wood.

Using fossil fuel as a combustible source of energy has damaged the environment since it tends to unblock carbon and releases it into the atmosphere in the form of harmful carbon dioxide. Fuel that is made from wood on the other hand has more potential to cut CO2 emissions as compared to other renewable sources of energy. Wood pellets work the same way which is exactly why they are being perceived as a great way for the average homeowner to cut on heating costs while eliminating one more carbon footprint from the planet. 

 

 

Certification 

Of course this does not mean that every type of wood pellets would do. All our production is certified with DIN Plus and EN PLUS A1 certificates in order to assure consumers of the quality of our wood pellets. DIN plus and EN PLUS A1 establishes the characteristics of wood pellets must meet certain quality requirements. Such quality ensures that consumers are ensured maximum combustion from the fuel. 

  

Here are other reasons why wood pellets are seen as a convenient source of fuel:

Renewable

Unlike fossil fuels wood does not need millions of years to form which makes wood pellets a great renewable source of energy. The use of wood as a source of fuel also spares consumers from having to use fuel whose combustion is hazardous to the environment such as oil and gas.

Efficient

Wood pellets are also a high energy fuel. In other words they can be burned with high combustion efficiency since they contain a minimal amount of moisture.

Easy Storage

This goes without saying. A consumer can store more pellets in any given space as compared to other types of wood fuels such as wood chips. In addition the big volume or volumetric density of wood pellets is considerably higher than wood chips.

Wooden pellets can also be handled easily without a mess. The amount of ash they leave behind and the smoke they emit is low. In fact the residual ash even comes in handy as high grade fertilizer. The fact that the fuel is ideal for use in automated system is another reason why wood pellets are growing in popularity.

 

 

Wood Pellet Heating Systems

Heating systems that use wooden pellets as a source of fuel are far cheaper than traditional heating systems such as furnaces. A wood pellet stove is a good example. It can be directly vented into a room without the need to install a chimney or flue. This is why it is cheaper to have such a system installed as well.

Pellet fuel heating appliances are either available as fireplace inserts or freestanding stoves. Pellet fireplace inserts are designed to fit easily into a home's fireplace while free standing stoves resemble conventional wood heaters. The latter can be used to heat single rooms unless there is a fan based system that can force the warmed air into other spaces. Needless to say, the benefits of such systems are apparent.

Pellet appliances come in both the manual and automatic variety. The latter uses bulk filled storage systems that feed pellets into burners.  

  

Why Wood Pellets make Sense?

A lot of consumers use fossil fuel such as propane for heating purposes. Not only are these fuel sources expensive their lack also causes their prices to fluctuate. Biomass fuel such as wood pellets cost 30% less than their hazardous counterparts and have stable pricing.

Heating with wood pellets has also become common on a larger scale. Educational facilities, housing complexes, federal buildings and even office buildings are reported to use the fuel. Such establishments are wider in scale which is why they require different types of technology or fuel supply infrastructures to ensure that each room or space is heated uniformly. For example, an office building may use a wood pellet fueled boiler to fuel its units and an automatic pellet supply system that ensures that the combustion machine is fed at all times.

Establishments such as these should always consider how their entire layout is structured before they make the transition to the renewable energy fuel. For instance a building should have adequate space to install a wood pellet boiler.

The increasing preference for renewable sources of energy is also why wood pellet boiler technology is fast becoming popular in the country. For one such systems can be easily installed and operated. Secondly the wood pellets can remain dry in a standard outdoor silo. Automated systems such as these feed themselves with a consistent flow of wood pellets through auger system that work roughly the same as conveyance systems for feed or grain in farms. The automated augers are designed to provide a specific amount of fuel that is based on a building's demand for heat. The readings on the temperature of the boiler and exhaust provide operators are convenient way to do just that while the fuel feed system delivers the pellets into the boiler at a rate that is set by the control settings.

Investing in wood pellets from a certified wood pellet producer assures that consumers get more value for their money. A company such as ours will always ensure that all the pellets are of uniform size and density before they are packed off to the market.