Pellets are solid biofuels with consistent quality – low moisture content, high energy density and homogenous size and shape.
Various products and materials can be pelletized to be used thermally or as a material. Pellets for energetic utilization can be made of wood, peat, herbaceous biomass, bagasse or waste.
The WOOD PELLET is a compressed fuel, of cylindrical shape, deriving from an industrial process through which the raw materials, mainly fine chip, sawdust and other refuse of sawmill, with water content (w) between 11 and 14%, is transformed in small cylinders with variable diameter from 6 to 8 millimetre and length from 10 to 30 millimetre.
The pellet market has different target, in terms of product quality or final combustion system. Therefore, it’s really important to create a standardization and certification system of pellet, to define a valid reference both for producers, manufacturers of heating systems and final consumers.
A guaranteed quality system will be crucial to pellet market strength and growth and to assure clear and shared rules, to reach market and customers quality requests.