- What is biomass fuel ?
Biomass pellets, wood chips, waste paper, along with dozens of other agricultural by-products capable of being used for energy, are all examples of biomass fuel. The most compelling principle of biomass is that it is renewable.
- Can Biomass pellets be burned in a conventional stove ?
No. Wood pellets need proper pellet stoves for burning.
- How different is the cost of wood pellet heat compare to gas and electric heat. ?
When compared to other heat sources, the price of wood pellet heat is very competitive. Because biomass energy is renewable, price fluctuations on imported fossil fuels will not be an issue.
- What are Biomass pellets ?
Biomass pellets are a heating fuel made of clean, compressed sawdust or other biomass materials. They are efficient, easy to use, and 100% natural, and they are becoming more popular for their cost saving and environmental benefits.
- What are the Pellets made of ?
Biomass pellets are small compacted pellets, usually cylindrical/round in shape. They are a product made from sawdust, shavings & clean waste wood. The are compacted, so they are of an especially high density.
- How are Biomass Pellets made ?
Biomass Pellet is made from compressing biomass dust or sawdust through holes in a metal dye. The quantity will reduce to approx 15% of its original volume during the process. The friction generated during manufacturing creates heat that releases the natural lignins within the wood which binds the product naturally. Therefore, Biomass pellets are free of any external additives.
- How long one kilo of pellets last while burning ?
As a rule of thumb, 1kg of biomass biomass pellets will provide approx one hour burn time on a medium heat setting.
- Why is Bio-energy considered carbon neutral ?
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines consider biomass used for energy to be carbon neutral if it comes from organic waste and plantation forests. While the use of biomass sourced from organic waste and plantation forestry are considered to be carbon neutral, the Guidelines do not automatically consider all biomass used for energy as "carbon neutral," The guidelines has set some conditions for the biomass to be carbon neutral.
- What is the moisture content of Biomass pellets ?
Wood pellets have a normal moisture content of 8-10% of total weight. If the moisture content gets too high, pellets will start to disintegrate. Pellets have to be protected against contact with moisture, like rain, condensation etc. Normal air humidity will not harm the pellets.