What is Pellet?


Pellet is generally the fuel obtained as a result of drying and grinding of the wastes such as wood, wood, sawdust, chip, leaf, bark, branch and similar forest wastes, cover, wood pieces, sawdust and wedge under high pressure after grinding. It has a small cylindrical form, usually compressed with a diameter of 6-10 mm and a length of between 10-50 mm; sawdust, wood chips, bark, agricultural products, crop stalks, hazelnuts, almonds, walnut shells, such as natural products and can be expressed as a fuel obtained from waste. Pellets produce energy with a very high combustion efficiency due to very dense and small percentage of moisture. Wood pellets are 4 to 10 times more dense fuel than wood raw materials. This high density (650 kg / m3) provides intensive storage and convenient and inexpensive transport over long distances. The ash content of the pellet appears to be very advantageous compared to the ash content (3 to 20%) generated by combustion of coal and the ash content (3 to 10% or more) of agricultural plants, herbs and residues. As it is the biggest problem of our time, the use of fossil-based fuels such as petroleum and coal, which solve the problems of global warming and the environment, is prevented, and its use in many countries, especially in European countries, has been increasing in the last 50 years.

What is Pellet?