A co-product of our operations is pure sawdust. In 2004, using natural tree resin as a binder, our engineers pioneered the production of high quality pellets.
Originally known as brites, our high grade ENplus A1 wood pellets have since grown to become 50% of the Balcas business. In 2016, Balcas purchased the UK’s largest wood pellet distribution company Forever Fuels and in 2019, with growth in mind, rebranded as Balcas Energy. Balcas Energy is proud to employ some of the most experienced biomass experts in the UK and Ireland and thanks to our advanced Combined Heat and Power plant, both of our production sites are self-sufficient, using green energy in the manufacturing process.
Balcas Energy’s Invergordon and Enniskillen production sites have manufacturing capacities of 100,000 tonnes and 70,000 tonnes of wood pellets respectively.
Our manufacturing operations are so efficient that we put surplus electricity back into the grid throughout the year.
Balcas employs over 380 people and an additional 300 are engaged in forest harvesting and haulage on our behalf.