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Wood Pellets

Production process of wood pellets

Compressed sawdust or wood dust are two main materials from which wood pellets are usually made. Wood pellets are held together by lignin which is an organic part of dry wood. Lignin is one of the richest renewable carbon sources on Earth. What makes wood pellets such an efficient wood fuel source? Wood pellets usually have very low moisture content which makes them a good energy source, because a very small amount of energy is used to evaporate moisture.

Wood pellets are made by turning wood into dust with a hammer-milling machine, compressing it under pressure and forcing through special holes which gives wood pellets their unique cylindrical shape. This specific process of making wood pellets lets the organic lignin to melt and bind the wood dust together. JBJ Ltd. produces and exports wood pellets that are 6 mm in size and is a premium quality wood fuel.

The different uses of wood pellets

Wood pellets are used for heating a single room as well as central heating and hot water boilers for the whole property depending on what kind of heating appliance is used. There are several types of heating appliances that can be used with wood pellets — pellet stoves, pellet boilers and add-on furnaces.

Pellet stoves also known as single ovens are usually placed in the room where you want your heating source to be, the heat is delivered directly into the room. Pellet boilers are used for central heating that can be used not only for single or two family homes, but also for bigger residential or business properties. Add-on furnaces are a separate pellet burner that can be added on to existing oil or wood boilers for an option of a heating changeover.

Because of the consistent size, moisture and energy properties of wood pellets you can use them in automatized pellet stoves and boilers. Automatized pellet stoves and boilers have automated fuel feeders, which will light themselves and control the supply of oxygen when it is needed—which makes them very efficient. Efficiency of pellet stoves and boilers usually are around 80-90%, and they have lower emissions.

Choosing between softwood and hardwood pellets

Most wood pellet stoves and boilers are built to burn both hardwood and softwood pellets. Softwood pellets usually have higher heat output and lower percentage of ash. The most important thing is the quality of pellets and we make sure that the pellets we produce come from a clean source and are manufactured according to all necessary standards. When choosing between hardwood and softwood you need to think about your pellet stove or boiler, which one of these will burn better in your heating appliance.

Wood pellets and their impact on your health and environment

Wood pellet stoves have a box inside the unit where the fire is contained and because of that the smoke is minimized, which lessens the smell in your house.

As mentioned before wood pellets create less ash when compared to firewood and that minimizes the build up of creosote which can cause chimney problems or even fires. Overall pellet stoves and boilers pose less risk than any other organic fuel burning appliances to a human body. A lot depends on the quality of the pellets, the higher the quality of wood pellets the smaller the impact it can leave on your body.

Pellet stoves and boilers require little user input as most of them are automatic and include self-cleaning systems, this modern technology creates fewer emissions. Pellet stoves are safe to use even when unattended as long there are pellets in the pellet feeder, they provide small external heat and can be placed almost anywhere in your house.

Benefits of using wood pellets

Amount of wood pellets you will use depends on several things — how efficient your wood fuel stove or boiler is, how often the heating will be turned on as well as how much heat you choose to apply while burning pellets. Approximately 4,800 kWh of heat will be produced by one tonne of wood pellets. Usually one house spends 2-3 tonnes of wood pellets per year.

Usage of wood pellets

  • Wood pellets are made from materials that are renewable such as sawdust or wood dust. They have no added glues because wood pellets are held together by natural substances found in wood itself called lignin. Considering that wood is a renewable source and it’s life cycle is much shorter than of other types of fuel, it makes this wood fuel convenient and sustainable.
  • Pellets are eco-friendly, as wood absorbs the same amount of CO2 whilst growing as it will be emitted during combustion. This means that overall there is no change in the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere when using pellets or wood fuel products in general. In addition to that wood pellets create far less ash and residue.
  • Using wood pellets is so much easier than, for example, using wood logs for heating. Because of their shape and size, wood pellets are more controllable and take up less space, they are easily manageable and are convenient to store. Wood pellets contain a small moisture content and produce more heat, they are a great—and more importantly efficient solution for your home.
  • Modern wood pellet stoves and boilers are automatic and basically do all the work for you. Most of the modern pellet stoves and boilers are equipped with systems that allow you to control your stove or boiler with an app from your phone. Wood pellet stoves and boilers are becoming more and more popular and stylish, they are small and come in different styles and designs.
  • The use of wood pellets is cost-effective, especially when you compare them with other types of fuels, you can save almost half of the money you would spend on natural gas or fossil fuels. This combined with an efficient wood pellet stove or boiler will save your money.
  • Wood pellets are easily transportable either in bags or bulk which makes wood pellet export solutions so quick and efficient.

FAQ

A bag of wood pellets that contain 40-lb/18 kg will produce 24 hours of heat. One bag of wood pellets is one full day of solid heat.

Wood dust and sawdust are two main components which are used to make pellets, and they are held together by lignin, high quality wood pellets have no chemicals or glues added to them.

Wood pellets can go bad only if they are kept in moisture, they can become damp and unusable. Nothing happens to wood pellets if they are stored correctly.

Wood pellet stoves are cost effective, especially when compared to electric or oil heating solutions, you can save up to 50% of your heating expenses.

Other Products

Our company specializes in exporting automatically dried firewood logs—produced from hardwood such as birch, oak and ash. Most of our wood comes from woodlands that we own and manage, we know where the wood is coming from, what quality it is in and that is what allows us to maintain a consistent high quality for our firewood logs.

Our wood briquettes are made from dry untreated softwood and hardwood shavings. These wood shavings are put under high pressure, this makes wood briquettes denser and less dusty.

Choose Wood Pellets

Our wood pellets are a highly popular wood fuel product, they burn for a long time and are ideal for home heating solutions. They will not produce carbon dioxide—they are environmentally friendly. Pellets are cost-effective and energy-efficient and will easily fit into your home as a significant fuel solution. If you are looking for high quality wood pellets contact us today.

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