What are Wood Pellets?
Wood pellets are a compressed form of wood biomass, and we make them 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 Energy we pride ourselves with sustainable 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 which pose such a risk to our planet, through the level of bad emissions and CO2.
What’s the difference between different types of pellets?
There are differences between different wood pellets, from how they are made, standards, certifications to how much CO2 emissions they release.
Many other companies are importing the 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, so controlling the standard and efficiency through the entire process of manufacturing until its safe delivery to the customers’ home or business.
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 CO2 – Shorter 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 our wood pellets made?
Wood pellets are made from scratch using green energy and high quality material from trees grown in sustainable forests in the UK. At Balcas Energy we are focused on sustainability and have put our entire manufacturing process in a short video animation, so you can see exactly how we make the wood pellet fuel in our local plants – please click below to watch.
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What standards are there for wood pellets?
Our bulk and bagged biomass 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.
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.