Heating With Wood Pellets As An Energy Source

Environmentally Friendly

Heating with wood pellets does not contribute to climate change. Wood pellets are regarded as a carbon neutral energy source. When pellets are burnt they release solar energy absorbed during the trees growth. The Co2 released in this process is equal to the Co2 absorbed during the trees growth. In addition, localized production of wood pellets dramatically reduces transport related emissions. Wood pellets not only save energy interms of manufacturing and delivery, but also create local employment opportunities. They are an important contribution to a sustainable future for our children.

Economical and Crisis Proof

In terms of energy cost, pellets compare favourably with other fuels. Economical and political trends indicate that fossil fuels (oil and gas) will become increasingly expensive in the future.

What are Pellets?

Pellets are made of 100% natural wood. Shavings and sawdust are compressed under high pressure and pressed into small cylindrical rolls and held together by lignin, contained naturally in the wood. This results in a clean, convenient fuel with a high calorific value and very low ash content (0.2%).
Every year, more wood is renewed than is consumed!
All of these facts are what makes the most convenient of all wood fuels such an interesting alternative in terms of both ecology and economy.

ENplus Wood Pellet Certification

ENplus quality certification is a major step towards establishing pellets as a widely used energy commodity. For the first time numerous national standards and certifications are replaced by one uniform system based on the EN 14961-2 standard for wood pellets. This system has been agreed upon by the European Pellet Council in January 2011 and thus enjoys the support of large parts of the European pellet sector.

A key advantage of ENplus is, that pellet quality is managed throughout the entire supply chain including production, storage and transport all the way to the end consumer. For more information regarding this certification and a list of pellet suppliers click here.

Rika Pellet stoves