The wood pellet or granulate is 100% manufactured with reforestation wood. The result is a product that does not smoke and produces virtually no ash. Amazing. Did you like to know the steps of pellet manufacturing? So, you will probably be even more interested after knowing the advantages of using pallets for heating.
7 Main Advantages Of Using Pallets For Heating
There are many advantages when using pallets for heating. Follow!
- Clean And Ecological Fuel
The pellet is considered a clean fuel; after all, its combustion has very low emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Besides, it’s not just clean energy: the environment is too. The pellet is extremely hygienic, keeping storage areas free of insects or leaves.
- Efficient And Economical Combustion
We know that every fuel is even better when it combines ecology, efficiency, and economy. As we mentioned earlier, pallets have a very low moisture content (TU), which makes burning more efficient. In practice, this means that pallets burn longer than other fuels and have a more stable flame. It is precisely the efficiency of the pellet that makes it economical. The famous “do more with less.” With the pellet, you use less product to reach the same amount of heat, making the cost-benefit more advantageous. Some companies use a lot of energy and even lower their costs by 70% after switching to pallets.
- High Calorific Value
Because it is well compacted, the pellet is dense, meaning its calorific value (capacity to generate heat) is higher than that of firewood. And the better the raw material selection, the more efficiency the pellet gains. That’s why we invest so much in choosing suppliers. This is a key point that differentiates one pellet from another.
Pallets like pallets in Chichester for example are produced from wood residues from sawmills and pieces normally discarded, such as chips, bark, trimmings, and edges.
That is, no tree needs to be cut down to produce pallets. Furthermore, even the scraps used come from reforested wood. We are proud of this care for the production chain, as it is fully aligned with what the environment and our planet need.
- Renewable Energy
Like other types of biomasses, pallets are a renewable resource available throughout the year.
In terms of storage, around one ton of pallets is equivalent to one and a half tons of wood, making it possible to use a small space. So, when using pallets, you need less physical space than if you used firewood or other fuel sources.
- Low Ash And Smoke Content
The ash content that a fuel produces is related to the combustion quality. Even fuels that produce a lot of ash can cause burner problems, corrosion, and low efficiency. Pine pallets have an ash content of 0.5% on average. It is quite common that, right after switching to pallets, our customers are surprised by the small amount of waste. In addition, the fact that the pellet has very low humidity also means that it does not produce that unpleasant black smoke that other fuels do. In reality, the smoke is often imperceptible.