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Biomass Pellets

Biomass pellets are a type of fuel made from organic materials such as wood, straw, and corn stalks. They are a renewable source of energy that can be used to heat homes and businesses, as well as to generate electricity.  Biomass pellets offer a clean and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. 

Within the farming industry biomass pellets can be used for mulch, bedding, and absorbent material. In addition, pellets can off-set farming costs by replacing fuel oil and farmers can also sell the biomass pellets to generate income.

How to make Biomass pellets

The first step in making biomass pellets is to collect the organic material that will be used as the feedstock. This can include wood chips, sawdust, corn stalks, straw, and other agricultural waste. The feedstock should be clean and free from contaminants that could cause problems during the pellet-making process.

Once the feedstock has been collected, it is typically dried to a moisture content of around 10%.-15%  This can be done using a variety of methods, including natural drying in the sun, using an industrial drum dryer, a drying floor or by using a kiln. The goal is to remove as much moisture as possible from the feedstock so that it can be compressed into pellets.

The next step is to grind the feedstock to a sub 5mm fraction. This can be done using a hammer mill or other type of grinders or cutting machinery. The goal is to create a uniform product that can be easily compressed into pellets.

The feedstock is then fed into a pellet mill, where it is compressed under high pressure and heat. The heat causes the lignin in the feedstock to soften and bind the material together, forming a dense pellet. The pellets are then cooled and screened to remove any fines or other impurities.

Wood chips are turned into biomass pellets

Why use Biomass pellets?

Biomass pellets are a renewable source of energy that can be used in a variety of applications and offer a clean and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.  Biomass pellets can be used in industrial, commercial and residential heating systems.  In the agricultural industry, as well as being used for heating fuel, they can be used for bedding, mulch, and absorbent material.


Pellets can balance out costs on the farm by replacing fuel oil and other heat sources or farmers can sell the biomass pellets as a source of income.

Biomass pellets for fuel

Biomass Pelleting Trials

We can provide product analysis and testing services in order to assess whether your biomass product is suitable for pelleting.  We support research and development into biomass pellets and have experience in pelleting a diverse array of biomass materials.  


  • We generally require up to 200kg of the material (depending on material)

  • We have the facility to dry a product to the appropriate moisture content of around 10-15%

  • We cut material to its required size of sub 5mm before pelleting

  • We will test different dies to find the optimum compression for the desired result for the product.  ( Hard/ soft pellets) 

  • We will send the material for testing if necessary

Turn waste wood into biomass pellets for fuel

Contract Biomass Pelleting

We can help you find a Biomass pelleting solution to suit your needs. We have a dedicated pellet line to offer production for larger feasibility studies, end product testing and market trials.​ We offer a full product analysis and testing service to ensure your biomass pellets are produced to the best standards.

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