What is pellet fuel?

What is pellet fuel?

Pellets are a relatively new word in our vocabulary. Now, many homeowners with autonomous heating use pellets as fuel in purpose-designed boilers. Such boilers are very convenient to use. The fuel supply in them is automated, and due to the low ash content of pellets they do not require constant cleaning.

Those who already use pellets for heating their homes know that they are superior to dry wood and coal. In addition, it is an environmentally friendly and energy-intensive fuel.

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How do pellets look? Dry, hard, with a slightly plant or coniferous smell. The smell varies, as these fuel pellets are obtained from various types of plant waste. They are extruded under high pressure using a special pellet press. Some of these are small, local producers: others may be very large, producing upwards of 350 000 tonnes annually. Thus, customers can be assured that they will never have a problem obtaining fuel.

The advantages of pellet fuel:

  • High energy content
  • Low cost per kilowatt-hour
  • Low ash content: minimal inconvenience for the user
  • Convenience: pellet fuels are flowable, so can be automatically moved from a storage hopper to the boiler
  • Easy to store: keep them dry, and they will be reliable

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Since 2009, GreenPower has been offering effective use of plant waste as an energy source – converting it into pellets, and into high-grade fuel for efficient boilers. Clean, affordable, controllable heat.