Our Sustainability Story

Balcas Sustainability Manufacturing Process

Balcas is a business that is focused on the future. And there is no better future than one we can control.

We believe that sustainably managed forests are our future. So we innovate with timber, taking care to use it as efficiently as possible, planting four trees for every one we harvest.

Forests are the lungs of the planet and we are proud of the contribution that we are making towards fighting climate change:

Balcas Energy makes Wood Pellet fuel using green electricity produced on site…

We deliver nationwide across the UK and Ireland from a number of depots including Invergordon, Avonmouth, Enniskillen, New Holland, Middlewich, Okehampton, Essex, East Kilbride, Fishburn and Laragh. We have you covered wherever you are!

All Wood Pellets Prices can be found online via our Online Shop, or via our Online Quoting Tool

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Balcas Energy is the energy side of Balcas, the natural leader in the world of timber

Balcas opened our first sawmill in 1962 and became one of the largest in the UK and Ireland. Our success came from our knowledge of and respect for timber. In our quest to make the most of every precious tree, Balcas Energy was born.

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 wood pellets.

Originally known as brites, our high grade ENplus A1 wood pellets have since grown to become 50% of our business. In 2016, Balcas purchased the UK’s largest wood pellets distribution company Forever Fuels and in 2019, with growth in mind, rebranded as Balcas Energy.

We are proud to employ some of the most experienced wood pellets experts in the UK and Ireland and thanks to our advanced Combined Heat and Power plant, both of our production sites are self-sufficient, running on green energy for the manufacturing purposes.

Balcas Energy’s Invergordon and Enniskillen sites have production capacities of 100,000 tonnes and 55,000 tonnes of wood pellets respectively. Our operations are so efficient that we put surplus electricity back into the grid throughout the year.