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Using Biomass Pellets For Your Fuel Source

Biomass pellets can be made from barley straw, sawdust, switchgrass, bark, logging leftovers among others. Places that you can find biomass pellets being used are homes and commercial settings.

Instead of using wood-fired equipment people can decide to use pellet stoves and boilers when using biomass pellets.

Energy crops which are grown for the purposes of making pellets include switchgrass, hemp, reed canary grass, miscanthus just to mention of a few.

Pellet plants and biomass pellet mills use land that is not suitable for farming to grow these energy plants. There is also growing demand for this biomass pellets and production needs to increase to meet that demand. Some homeowners have also taken to making their own biomass pellets using equipment that is designed for homes.

One can save time by buying commercial pellets if they do not have time to make their own biomass pellets in their homes.

Biomass pellets are easier to use and they are more energy dense. When one is using biomass pellets, they use environmentally friendly fuel and this makes it ecologically sound to use it. Biomass pellets are small and they come in a cylindrical shape.

When choosing pellets, the best quality pellets will come in a dry, hard form and this should last a long time. A small amount of ash is what determines a good quality pellet after combustion. Standard pellets and premium pellets are the two forms of biomass pellets available in the market.

The two types of pellets can be differentiated by the amount of ash they produce after combustion. The most common kind of pellets that one will find in the market is the premium pellets which have an ash content of less than 1%. Standard pellets will produce an ash content that is close to 2% of slightly more.

There are specially designed biomass pellet stoves which are suitable for burning pellets that are not made of wood. The process of making biomass pellets includes feedstock grinding, moisture control, cooling and extrusion before any packaging is done.

Precision is required when making the biomass pellet so that one can come up with a high-quality pellet.

Some of the other materials that can be used for making biomass pellets are waste paper, cordwood, residual forest waste, cornstalks and other agricultural by-products.

One can find that biomass pellets are normally uniform in shape, moisture, size, energy content and density. It is easy to transport and store biomass pellets because of their small size. This means that one can have a lot of energy in their home or business when they store the pellets.

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