HARDWOOD FUEL PELLETS
Wood pellets are 100% natural fuel with high energy efficiency, minimal produced emissions and easy maintenance. Their popularity as a renewable source of energy is increasing every year. Side product generated in our production has been used in production of high quality pellets since 2007. Our pellets are made of pure oak and beech sawdust. Our company is currently the biggest producer of oak pellets in Slovakia. Special wood species, excellent technology, above-average parametres and constant quality are the guarantee of unique product and many satisfied customers.
Our pellets are of light brown colour because of used oak sawdust. Their darker colour does not mean lower quality as is often suggested. Oak is valuable natural fuel, which is why our pellets have high calorific value 18,51 MJ/kg, burning time 30% higher than coniferous wood and low ash content (0,49%). Because of the longer burning time, it is necessary to adjust batching to boilers and reduce it by about a third when switching to hardwood pellets.
Pellets are manufactured in a process of so-called pelletization (compressing sawdust into small granules) using the latest technologies. As a wood processing company we use only own sawdust to produce pellets and that allows us to maintain the constant quality of pellets for our customers.
Our pellets are made from pure oak and beech sawdust where the ratio is about 90:10 in favour of oak wood. They do not contain bark, adhesives or any additional additives.
Pellets are certified by ENplus system, highest quality A1 as well as by an international certification PEFC which guarantees that the wood used in their production come from reliable sources and from forests managed in a sustainable manner.
Our pellets are standardly packed in 15 kg bags and stored on the pallet in an amount of 80 bags which means a total weight of 1.2 tonnes. We also offer the possibility of packing into 500 kg or 1000 kg big bags.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between oak pellets and pellets from coniferous tree species?
The first distinguishing feature is the colour. Darker colour of oak pellets is given by natural brown colour of wood. There is a common misconception in a society according to which the pellets of dark colour are generally of poor quality because they must contain the bark. However, it is not so. Pellet containing bark can be identified by irregular dark spots. If the pellet is darker as a whole but without significant dark spots, it is not a pellet containing bark. Another difference compared to pellets from coniferous wood is burning time, which is about 30% longer. It is necessary to adjust batching to boilers and reduce it by about a third.
How can we recognize the quality pellets?
At first glance you can recognize the quality of pellets mainly according to their colour and shape. The pellet should be uniform in colour, without spots and its surface should be shiny and compact. Pellet quality also depends on the used technology which reflects in hardness of pellets. The harder the pellets, the better their production process.
Important parameters of the quality are heating power, water content and ash content. Pellets that meet ÖNORM M 135, DIN plus or EN PLUS A1 have set values parameters that guarantee the highest quality of pellets.
What is the impact of pellet quality on operating life of boiler?
Composition and quality of pellets have a significant impact on the functionality and the operating life of the boiler. If pellet cointains some additives such as bark, corn, paper and so on, during the burning incur baked parts which results in irregular burning of pellets, their higher consumption, greater amount of ash and more frequent cleaning of boiler. At the same time individual parts of boiler are damaged and may be later in need of replacement for new ones. Uncompromising pellet quality is therefore the basis for efficient and cost-effective heating.