Conifer pellets Energostar

There are numerous advantages in using pellets, which are produced from coniferous (pine, spruce) than from broadleaf wood (beech, oak).

ENERGOSTAR pellets are prepared only from logs of conifers, which are cut into crusher and this has great advantages in the final pellet quality:

- Initially, the bark is removed from the tree and after the stem is cut. This process is very important as it keeps and ensures the quality of a homogeneous raw material.

- Although it is generally better to burn in our stoves hardwood (beech, oak), however when it comes to pellets – things change. The pelleting process (drying, compression) gives pellet feedstock common characteristics independently from the raw material. The main difference is that pellets from conifers have a minimum content of foreign particles (such as ash) and this ensures several quiet hours of burning in the stove without the appearance the disturbing ‘clinker’ and without accumulation of ash in the combustion chamber.

- It also keeps the “longevity” of the appliance that is not burdened from the malfunctioning from clinker and ash. Those who use pellets are well aware how disturbing it can be to stop the stove every few hours, in order to clean foreign particles accumulated after the burning process. If no cleaning takes place and the burning process keeps on, there is a significant risk of harming the appliance. Nevertheless, with ENERGOSTAR pellets there is high security in burning quality, as the ash content remains steadily below 0.5%!

- The advantages though do no stop here. Conifer pellets are superior in energy performance over broadleaf ones at approximately 10%. With the same amounts of burning fuel, ENERGOSTAR pellets produce 10% more thermal energy.

- Moreover there is another success tip from burning ENERGOSTAR pellets: Because pellets from conifers have lower density than those of beech pellets, in order to achieve a proper combustion, the settings of the burner must be slightly modified. More in detail, the speed of feeding fuel in the combustion chamber must be increased by 10-15% in order to feed with the same mass (weight) of fuel per hour, as with the pellet that was used before. The issue of lower density does not influence the final price taken by the consumer, as the ENERGOSTAR pellets are sold by mass and not by volume. The other difference is that ENERGOSTAR pellets might require a slightly more storage space in your storage room or warehouse than pellets produced from beech or oak.

- Finally, it is always important to remember that ENERGOSTAR pellets do not contain furniture rests, as well as pallets, construction lumber and other inferior materials that are hazardous for the public health. It is made 100% from natural wood trunks!

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1. Biomass burning emits minimal carbon dioxide (CO2), thus not contributing to the greenhouse effect. This can be explained by the fact that the carbon dioxide (CO2) released during biomass combustion gets fully absorbed by plants recreating biomass.

2. The minimal presence of sulfur in biomass reduces significantly sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions globally that are responsible for acid rain.

3. In cases when biomass is a country’s domestic source of energy, it may significantly contribute to the reduction of the country’s dependence on imported fuels leading to trade balance improvement and securing the energy supply and the foreign exchange savings at the same time.

4. Biomass utilization in a region increases employment in rural areas with the use of alternative crops (various types of rape, sorghum, cane, kenaf), creating alternative markets for traditional crops (sunflower, etc.); it further motivates the population to remain in their native areas, thus contributing to the socio-economic development of the region. In conclusion, studies have shown that the production of liquid bio-fuels may positively affect employment in both rural and industrial areas.