About Wood Pellets

Basic facts about fuel pellets

A fuel pellet is as per definition a “short cylindrical piece of wood” intended for combustion. Fuel pellets are produced by pressing a finely powdered dry fuel from waste products typically derived from the forest industry. The diameter of the fuel pellets within the European Union today varies between 6-12 mm, with a standard length in the range 5 mm to 30 mm.

The overall effect on the environment using pellets is very low when burning pellets.  Combustion is typically carried out in a pellet fired system such as for example a pellet boiler or stove.  Upon combustion the stored sun energy inside the raw material is then released. The emissions of unburned hydrocarbons as well as dust are in most cases way under the limited values of most local authorities throughout the EU.

Please see Table 3 within the “Biomass Energy Content & Price” section of the website for further details on wood pellets.