Biomass pellets can be made from barley straw, sawdust, switchgrass, bark, logging leftovers among others. Biomass pellets are used in commercial settings and in homes.
Pellet stoves and boilers are easy to use when one is 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.
Land that is not suitable for farming can be used to grow this energy plants that are used to make biomass pellets. There is also growing demand for this biomass pellets and production needs to increase to meet that demand. Homeowners who want to make their own biomass pellet can do so using equipment that is suitable for home use.
Only those who have some time on their hands can be able to make their own biomass pellets but those who do not have time can buy them from the shops.
One should consider using biomass pellets because they are more energy dense and easy to use. They’re also environmentally friendly because they use natural materials. Most of the pellets you find are cylindrical in shape and small in size.
When choosing pellets, the best quality pellets will come in a dry, hard form and this should last a long time. When one is done burning their biomass pellets, they should leave a small amount of ash and this will show that they are good quality pellets. Biomass pellets come in two forms such as the premium pellets and standard pellets.
The two types of pellets can be differentiated by the amount of ash they produce after combustion. Premium pellets are the most common types of pellets in the market and they have an ash content of less than 1%. Standard pellets will have a higher percentage of ash that is close to 2% or slightly more.
Wood pellets should not be burned in biomass pellet stoves because they form clumps at high temperatures. 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.
Waste paper, cordwood, residual forest waste, cornstalks and agricultural by-products are some of the materials that can be used to make biomass pellets.
Biomass pellets are uniform in shape, moisture, size, energy content, and density. Since the pellets are small they are easy to store and transport to one’s home or business. A business or home can have a lot of energy stored in their home or business despite the small size of the pellets.