How it’s made – Wood Pellets

We’ve seen lots of interest in the manufacturing process for wood pellets so we’ve put together an article on how it’s made: from definition to a short animation on our manufacturing process – please read below.

According to Wikipedia, Wood pellets are a pellet fuel generally made from related material from the manufacture of wood products and furniture and construction.

At Balcas Energy we pride ourselves with sustainably manufacturing our own wood pellets in our two plants in Enniskillen and Invergordon. The renewable energy used to manufacture the pellet fuel is generated on site thanks to the co-products of all Balcas saw-milling activities. Our core vision at Balcas, as a timber company, is to become a preferred supplier of wood products in Ireland and Britain, and to establish Balcas Energy as the leading renewable heat fuel brand.

Wood pellets can be used in stoves and boilers for fuel, as an a alternative to fossil fuels.

What’s the difference between different types of pellets?

Many other companies import wood pellets and then sell it as renewable fuel. This makes it very important to know why we at Balcas promote the importance of sustainable manufacturing of our wood pellets.

As we produce wood pellets locally, with high quality material from Balcas saw milling activities, our pellet fuel is 100% Carbon neutral. Why this matters?

  • Less CO2Shorter distances mean our carbon footprint is less than any other imported pellets, which can travel half way around the globe.
  • Highest quality possible of your delivered wood pellet fuel – buying from a sustainable manufacturer, who also delivers directly to your address, reduces risk of cross contamination.
  • Environment Friendly – Using green energy to make the wood pellets, by powering all our manufacturing activities within our CHP plant (Combined Heat and Power)  and the sawmill plant.


So how are wood pellets made?

We put the entire sustainable process in a short video animation, so you can see exactly how we make the wood pellet fuel in our plants – please click below to watch:

How to order your pellet fuel?

At Balcas Energy we bring people the power to choose renewable by making it more reliable 12 months a year. In doing this, our ultimate goal is to make it easier for people in business and at home to decarbonise their heat source.

So, with our 24 hours Online Shop we bring the possibility to order your pellet fuel anytime, from anywhere in the UK and Ireland: