There is currently a very high demand for our locally produced wood pellets due to a shortage in the market caused by those suppliers that normally import. Many of these imports were previously of Russian origin and are no longer available.
The UK and Irish markets are split 50/50 between imports and produced pellets. It is estimated that around 80% of imports were Russian origin. Demand for wood pellets has been increasing in the UK and across Europe as people try to decarbonise. This current shortage of wood pellets is across Europe and has played a major factor in the rising prices.
Here at Balcas Energy, we are doing everything we can to meet our customer’s needs and give us the best chance of avoiding a potential shortage this winter. We have a transparent online ordering system meaning when market prices move, we have to follow or we will get infested with orders that we cannot cope with.
When will the shortage of wood pellets be resolved?
At this time, we do not know how long this shortage of wood pellets will last but we imagine other suppliers will be able to reorganise their supply chains in due course. We currently must prioritise supply to our contracted customers. If you are interested in how you might secure supplies of our locally-produced wood pellets for the coming season, please get in touch with a member of our sales team.
To avoid potential shortages this winter, we have restricted our ordering of bags to 1 pallet per customer of 75x10KG. We may have to refund you for your order of multiple products.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but we are doing this to ensure all our customers can avail of our locally-produced pellet fuel. We are strongly recommending our customers order before we enter the winter season to ensure you are stocked up and not left disappointed.
Price of wood pellets compared to other energy sources
The price of our wood pellets has increased due to a combination of rising costs such as energy, transport, wood fibre, and the market shortage caused by global events. You will find our prices are still very competitive compared to other suppliers and other energy sources
Key reasons why you should choose Balcas Energy pellet fuel!
- The carbon footprint of wood pellets – Pellet fuel can produce one-tenth the carbon as heating with oil. If the forest the wood pellet material is sourced from is managed sustainably, the carbon footprint is significantly reduced in comparison with fossil fuel heat. This is why in Balcas Energy we pride ourselves on our sustainability story.
- Forests can directly benefit – By using environmentally reliable sources for production, burning pellets releases fewer carbon emissions than if trees were left to decompose in the forest. This allows modern forestry organisations to enhance the rate of carbon elimination from the environment by replanting new trees which absorb CO2.
- Our locally produced pellets are natural – When it comes to using pellets, there are no chemicals or dangerous extracts included that could be harmful to you or the environment. Pellet fuel is made from scratch using green energy and high-quality material from trees grown in sustainable forests.
- Storing is very easy – Wood pellets can be stored in any dry room. They are not easy to ignite and do not pose a significant fire hazard. Whereas fossil fuels such as fuel oil, gas, diesel fuel, and coal are easily flammable and contain harmful odours.
We have decided on our Christmas cut-off date for guaranteed delivery…
None of us know what is going to happen this upcoming heating season in regards to stock levels of wood pellets, which is why we are encouraging all our customers to stock up and order in advance this summer to ensure you are not left disappointed in the upcoming season.
To ensure you have wood pellets over the Christmas holidays, please ensure you have placed your order before 4:00PM on Friday, 2nd December 2022. Our production is working at full capacity and we are producing pellets 24/7 to meet the needs of as many wood pellet users as possible.