Halloween – A treat from Balcas Energy

Balcas Energy halloween

 

Who says trick-or-treating is for kids only? Knock on Balcas Energy’s door by ordering your fuel with us until the end of this month and we’ll send you a treat!
(We’ll give you a hint: It’s a Balcas Energy beanie – scroll down to see it!)

Hurry up – this scary good deal ends 31st of October at midnight*!

 

 

Balcas Energy beanie



Get your October Treat, to keep you warm this winter*:

 

 

 

 

 

 


*T&Cs apply. Please read below:
  • All our customers who order online our wood pellets (bags and/or bulk) will receive one beanie per order, in chronological order of placing their order from the start of this campaign – between the 21st of October 2020 and until 31st of October 2020.
  • The beanie will be sent by Mail over the next 8 weeks to the address specified in your account when ordering online. Please don’t phone the office to ask about your beanie delivery.
  • This is a Marketing initiative and for any queries please fill in the form on our website specifying “Re: Marketing” & will be responded as soon as possible: https://balcasenergy.com/contact-balcas-energy/

 

 

Exciting news from the Largest manufacturer of wood pellets in the country

Thanks to recent investment, Balcas Energy are now producing even more of your preferred premium wood pellets – ensuring we are #1 to meet demand this coming heating season Continuing to use the highest quality wood pulp material drawn from local sustainable forests, our increased volume of pellets are still made using renewable energy from […]

Balcas Energy Sustainability Story

Are you ready for Autumn?

biomass boiler autumn check up

 

Last days of summer are here. To get ready for the cold Autumn temperatures we have put together this checklist to help you maintain optimum performance for your biomass boiler set-up this Autumn:

 

Store is cleanAs recommended in our Summer Fuel Store Maintenance Guide.

Annual Service completedMake sure that your biomass boiler is serviced annually by a certified technician to ensure the appliance is operating safely and correctly

Thermostat.  Check and adjust your thermostat settings to ensure your heating system is working properly

Order in advanceWe strongly recommend you order in advance before winter is here, as sometimes lead times can increase at winter peak times.

Make sure your wood pellet fuel is high-quality and certified. Like the wood pellets we supply, which we manufacture locally in our green energy powered plants. Looking for cheap wood pellets is tempting on the short run, but if you check all our certifications and manufacturing accreditations, you will see how important is the complexity of buying high quality wood pellet fuel – both for the lifetime of your biomass boiler and the calorific value you can get. Click here to see the specifications of our pellets.


We’re supporting the Environment & Less CO2 production, for our future – because we’re manufacturing locally with renewable energy and we also supply from our local depots, it means that our carbon footprint is less than any other imported pellets, which can travel half way around the globe.
And if you use your wood pellet fuel in bulk, you can also benefit of our 10kg Bagged Wood Pellets. Why not ordering a full pallet to have them just in case and make sure you won’t run out on fuel? Or maybe if you have a stove, they can be handled easily and stored inside!


Let us know if you need any assistance with any of the above – Our team is here for you! Call us today or drop us an email.

BANK HOLIDAY 31st of August

august bank holiday

 

Our Customer Support office will be closed on Monday, the 31st of August (bank holiday) and will reopen as usual, on Tuesday 1st of September.

You can still order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

 

Alternatively, you can drop us a note by filling in the form on our contact page, emailing us or call our office or your local business manager before or after the bank holiday:

 

Balcas Energy Team

Bagged Wood Pellets versus Bulk Wood Pellets

Because we make our own biomass pellets locally, we have control over the product’s quality  from tree to flame. Therefore, the product we use for both bagged wood pellets and bulk deliveries is the same high quality, accredited and certified product.

We are producing the bagged wood pellets using our own robot, named Robbie, who makes our packaging activities even more energy efficient & keeps the wood pellets free of any risk of cross-contamination.

 

Bagged Wood Pellets

 

Ideal for use on wood pellet boilers and stoves. As they are supplied in easy to handle 10kg bags, they are easier to store wherever you like.

Our bagged wood pellets provide an ideal solution for your home, a biomass heating system and are ideal as an emergency back-up too.

Bagged wood pellets can be delivered directly to your home or business anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

 

Bulk Wood Pellets

 

Ideal for use on wood pellet boilers, with a store where we can blow the pellets in. Our delivery fleet has specifically designed vehicles, especially for deliveries like this. We can deliver any tonnage in Bulk, but the minimum amount to order online is 3 Tonnes.

Our bulk wood pellets provide an ideal solution for any biomass heating system, from residential ones to commercial and even industrial ones. For the latter, our Account Managers usually work out Heating Contracts, based on their location: Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

Bulk wood pellets can be delivered directly to your home or business address anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

More information on how to store bulk wood pellets HERE

 

Click below to check our Wood Pellets Prices 

 

Click below to see our Customers’ Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What are Wood Pellets?

Wood pellets are a compressed form of wood biomass, and wood pellets from Balcas Energy are made from high quality wood residue produced as a by-product of Balcas’ saw milling sustainable processes in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

It is a low-carbon, eco-friendly alternative to the traditional fossil fuels.

At Balcas we control the manufacturing process and deliveries, so from tree to flame. This guarantees a constant supply of consistently high quality wood pellets fuel all year round. A renewable energy, providing the ultimate, sustainable, high quality and price stable fuel.

Our bulk and bagged wood pellets have the ENPlus A1 certification and the BSL sustainability authorisation, which both guarantee a high quality and sustainable nature of the wood pellets that we provide.

If you’re looking for the Cheapest wood Pellets, the most calorific and sustainably produced in our local communities (Scotland and Northern Ireland), you’ve reached the right site! We are now the UK’s Largest manufacturer & distributor of wood pellets in Ireland and UK.

Bagged Wood Pellets from Balcas Energy

bagged wood pellets balcas energy

 

If you have questions about our locally produced pellet fuel…

Please visit our FAQ section of our website. You can  also email us or call us anytime!

 

Wood Pellets for Sale – Online OR Offline? Your choice!

What Rain Day and Wood Pellets have in common?

rain day balcas energy
Today is known as Rain Day.

And while we have no scientific data to back up the following claim; we reckon we hail from the rainiest part of the world (outside of the rain forest of course). 

Balcas HQ is located in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, where we have the rain to thank for its scenery; beautiful greens and plenty of blue. In fact it is said that half the year – the lakes are in Fermanagh and the other half, well… Fermanagh is in the lake.
We’re actually quite fond of the wet stuff.
Rain after all one of the ingredients for growing trees from seed for harvest along with sun, soil and CO2.
You can’t have home grown quality timber that can weather any weather (or rainbows) without a little rain! And definitely no high quality wood pellets to keep you warm and cosy when the rain is on.


So if you’re not already aware of what ‘home’ looks like for a lot of us, have a look at the following short clip and think again before you curse the rain.

#Balcas marks Rain Day

Our Sustainability Story >

 

Everything You Need To Know about Wood Pellets

As the largest manufacturer and distributor in the UK and Ireland, we thought that in addition to the FAQ section of our website, we would prepare an easy to read guide on everything you need to know about wood pellets, how to prepare for the winter and where to get them!

enplus wood pellets

What are Wood Pellets?

They are small, cylindrical pieces made from wood residue produced as a by-product of Balcas’ saw milling processes in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

As our wood pellets are made locally at highest standards, the original timber is either spruce or pine locally sourced from sustainably managed forests.

As an alternative to fossil fuel, wood pellets are an environmentally friendly fuel. Especially thanks to the manufacturing process at Balcas, where we make them with renewable energy and high quality material. Our operations are powered by green electricity, generated on site thanks to the co-products of all Balcas saw-milling activities.

For every tree we use, we plant four more – the heart of our sustainability story.

 

What are wood pellets used for?

As an alternative to fossil fuel, wood pellets are an environmentally friendly fuel, used for heating purposes. They are used in biomass boilers to produce heat, hot water in homes. Furthermore, in the commercial and industrial sector they are used as a zero-carbon fuel, for heat generation and industrial production (like whisky production, for example).

 

How Much Do Wood Pellets Cost?

Depending on how you want to store your fuel, we’ve put together the best wood pellets prices we could. See here the options on how to store your pellet fuel

As we have different prices for each location, you can quickly add your location, postcode and choose your product type (Bulk or Bags) HERE. Your unique price will be shown on the screen with Delivery charges and taxes included. The quote you get is the price you pay.

 

Do I need Good Quality Wood Pellets?

Balcas Energy Pellet Specification

 

When looking to buy your wood pellet fuel, you have to make sure that they are certified ENplus A1 and they also have a BSL accreditation. At Balcas Energy we carefully screen, test and quality check each wood pellet, in order to comply with the highest quality accreditation.

ENplus A1 is the best assurance and guarantee of premium-quality wood pellets that you can get.

Using low quality wood pellets can damage your boiler and cost you more on the long run.

Where can you buy ENplus A1 Wood Pellets?

Because we manufacture our wood pellets, we’re in control of our supply and stocks. We supply all year round, across the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. We supply from 10 different depots strategically placed around the countries, so at the moment we aim to deliver to your address in less than 5 working days.

We use our own delivery fleet for providing Bulk Wood Pelletsavailable to order online up to 8 Tonnes at the cheapest prices. Alternatively, you can order via phone and our Customer Support Team will place your order for you.

Our 10kg Bagged Wood Pellets are also available online and we deliver across all UK & Ireland. They are available in different sizes: 250kg, 500kg and 750kg. The 960kg pallet for bags is only available in Ireland at the moment, but we’re looking into making this available for GB soon. Just add your postcode HERE and check your price.

 

How many wood pellets used in a year?

Depending on how you want to store your fuel, and based on your heat needs, this can vary from as little as 3 Tonnes per year in a home setting, to thousand of tonnes per year in an industrial setting, like the whisky production, or big commercial customers in need of big amounts of heat production. To find out how much you would use, you have to look up your current energy bill and see how many kilowatt hours you are using on a monthly basis. Then, if you take into consideration that an average of 4,000 kWh of heat requires around 1 Tonne of high quality wood pellets, you can easily calculate how many tonnes you would need for your home in a year. Please also take a look at our everything you need to know about wood pellets storage instructions here.

 

If you have more questions…

Please visit our FAQ section of our website. You can  also email us or call us anytime, we’ll get back to you ASAP!

 

Wood Pellets for Sale – Online OR Offline

The Secret to Trouble Free Heating

enplus wood pellets
The ENplus Wood Pellets supplied by us are of the highest quality so we can guarantee trouble free heating from the fuel perspective.

Like any other technology, Wood Pellet Burners need to be carefully monitored and regularly serviced.

But did you know that using a consistently high quality wood pellet can bring you trouble free heating and even help to lengthen the life of a wood pellet boiler.

 

Balcas Energy wood pellets bring you greater value for three reasons:

1 Balcas Energy wood pellets are low ash.
Our wood pellets are only made from the purest sawdust. Before we process the sawdust into pellets, we wash, dry and debark the wood. This means that when they burn, our pellets have very low emissions.

You can see our manufacturing process HERE >>

 

2 Balcas Energy Wood pellets are low moisture.
Using 100% renewable energy, we make our wood pellets to an extremely low moisture threshold.

You can view our sustainability process HERE >>

 

3 Balcas Energy Wood pellets have a high calorific value.
The high specification of Balcas Energy wood pellets means they are consistently above the standards set by ENplus guidelines. In short, you get a better quality and intensity of heat when you use Balcas Energy wood pellets.

You can check our ENplus & BSL accreditations HERE >>

 

 

Wood Pellets Prices HERE>>

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