Wood pellets are an important biomass energy. It has the characteristics of renewable, high calorific value, low pollution, zero emission, high density, etc., which can effectively replace fossil energy, reduce dependence on fossil energy, and reduce energy consumption to the environment. The pollution caused. Source: “Standard Trends” on the website of the National Timber Standardization Technical Committee
Is wood pellets “waste” or “treasure”
In the big family of wood and wood products, the image of wood pellets (English name Wood Pellets, also known as “wood pellets” and “pellets”) can be described as “good and evil”. Just understand from the information on the surface, you don’t even know whether it should be regarded as a “treasure” or a “waste”.
Wood pellets use sawdust, shavings, branches, and wood chips as raw materials. On the wood pellet production line, through screening, drying, cyclone, conveying, pelletizing and other processes, they become shaped finished particles. The most common finished particles are cylindrical with a diameter. Mostly 6 mm 8 mm, the maximum diameter does not exceed 25 mm, and the length is generally 15-30 mm.
It can be said that depending on the appearance of the wood particles, it has a natural, honest, simple, and mellow temperament, which is very “environmentally friendly”.
Most of the raw materials used in the production of wood pellets often come from the “waste” left over from wood processing. After processing, they are also mainly used for the production of heat and electricity.
Urgently needed materials for major environmental protection countries
There are enough reasons to say it is a “treasure”.
The United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan account for the top three imports of wood pellets throughout the year, and countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, and Belgium are also the “big players” in importing wood pellets. On the whole, it is precisely some “environmental powerhouses” that have a large demand for wood pellets that pay enough attention to the ecological environment and have advanced management systems.
In recent years, Australia and Japan have continued to report on the continuous expansion of wood pellet imports in the next ten years. The United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs recently released a report showing that the Dutch wood pellet imports doubled in 2019.
How can so many urgently needed materials in developed countries be “waste”?