Wood pellet fuel is produced from biomass products and is made from ground up wood chips and sawdust which are the waste products from furniture and tress. As they are made form waste products, they are environmental friendly. Pellet fuels are quarter of inch in diameter and half to one inch in length. These are a very important fuel for burning stove. These pellets are comprised of pine or spruce. It is softwood having a high BTU viability.
These are good fuels as they have less ash content meaning that cleaner fuel is available to you for burning. Lesser ash is produced by burning these pellets and thus helping you by having to clean lesser ash. Homes can be heated with pellet fuel and a wooden pellet stove in winters. Only two tons of pellet fuel is used to heat an average home. These are cheap fuel. Wood pellets are vacuumed for cleaning the dust from them and it also has fewer emissions for the foreign debris and creates less pollution and more heat as compared to the other burning appliance. This fuel also helps to reduce our dependence on gas or oil. By using this fuel the carbon footprints will be reduced considerably.
The moisture content is less which is 5% to 10% as compared to the seasoned fire wood and shelled corn which have higher moisture content. Many wood pellets fuels have non petroleum or petroleum lining which is used as lubricants in the process of pellets production. Pellets that are made from agricultural waste low higher ash content and they produce more heat than the wood pellet fuel. Under the standards of PFI, there are two kinds of pellet fuel grades that are standard and premium. The prime difference between standard and premium grades are the content of inorganic ash. Standard pellets have less than 3% of ash content as compared to 1 % in premium pellets. Premium pellet are made of core wood and not of bark.
Many manufactures of pellet appliances are redesigning their appliances for burning pellets for varying content of ash. But for a reliable supply of pellet fuel you have to depend on the uninterrupted supply of the fuel. In many countries, pellets furnace has been used as a prime source of heating and the number is increasing day by day. Pellet fuel is more efficient fuel as compared to other fuels which are available today. The raw materials which are used for making this fuel is a byproduct which means that no plants or trees has been destroyed or cut to produce the raw materials. By using the wood pellets, the quantity of waste produced is reduced which is beneficial for the environment. It is a cheaper fuel and is used for compression process which makes them more efficient and is also cheaper for heating homes. Storing pellet fuel is not an issue as they can fit in small place of your basement or garage. It is not only efficient fuel but provides practicality in its use.