What is a pellet? What are the advantages and what the characteristics.







General information


The energy of the biomass is secondary solar energy. Solar energy is transformed by plants through photosynthesis. The basic raw materials used, are water and carbon dioxide, which is abundant in nature.

The only naturally occurring energy source to carbon stocks are likely to be used as a substitute for fossil fuels is biomass. Unlike these, biomass is renewable as only a short period of time to make up for what is used as an energy source. In general, for various end uses adopted different terms. Thus, the term "vioischys" describes systems using biomass feedstocks instead of conventional fossil fuels (natural gas, coal) for power generation and as "biofuels" are mostly liquid transportation fuels that substitute for petroleum products, eg gasoline or diesel.

The main advantage of biomass is that renewable energy source that provides energy stored in chemical form. The utilization may be converted to a wide variety of products, with different methods and using relatively simple technology. As benefits of logging and that during the production and conversion are not created ecological and environmental problems. On the other hand, as a form of biomass energy is characterized by diversity, low energy content compared to fossil fuels, due to low density and / or high water content, seasonality, high dispersion, etc.. These features result in extra, compared fossil fuels, difficulties in collection, transport and storage of. As a result, the cost of conversion to a more user-friendly forms of energy remains high.

However, research and technological progress made in the last 10 years have been all about making the energy conversion technologies of biomass extremely attractive globally. The outlook, indeed, bioenergy becoming increasingly larger and more promising. In most economically advanced countries, is expected to cover a significant portion of future energy production.


The pellet (aggregates) is a new and biofuel can be produced from wood waste and agricultural crops and cultivation of energy crops. The pellet is small cylinders in compressed form diameter 6mm-8mm and 10mm-50mm in length and color depending on the raw material used to produce them.

It's clean and easy to use and store packaged as either Tsouvalakis 15 kg or in bulk 500-1000 kg.

The caloric yield of pellet amounts to 4200 kcal / kg and when burnt release as carbon dioxide are absorbed during their life so they do not harm the environment.

Due to the cylindrical form of glossy surface and small size, the pellet behave like a liquid, facilitating the transfer and automatic feeding of the boiler or stove pellet.