Why consume pellet?
A part from producing more energy, pellet is also suitable for transport and storing, since it requires much less space, both in the transport vehicles, warehouses and your home – comparing to coil and wood. In the process of burning it produces much less ash (below 1%) as well. Furnace for pellet is completely automatic in terms of combusting and temperature maintenance, also suitable for adjusting to the target conditions in the space to be heated. The user is filling the furnace and cleaning the ash not more than once a week (even less, depending on the pellet quality and the season requirements). In average for one metric ton of pellet the output of the ash is 7 grams.
The energy use of pellet is 90%, while it is not exceeding 70% for the rest of the fuels. Therefore, the economical use of pellet is far beyond the other energy sources.
Not only that the pellet is an economical and efficient heating source for home use, it is also being used more and more in the industry, also producing electric power. Ratio of Europe in total pellet use worldwide is around 90%. In total, the consumption of pellet has increased from 2 million up to 23 million tones in a period of time between 2002 and 2012.
The most common used raw material in the Serbian pellet industry are beech, poplar, fir and pine. From total raw material at disposal in Serbia, 1/6 is being used in the pellet producer. The timber wood consumption for pellet processing in Serbia does not threaten the timber capacity at the moment and there is a lot more wood available for processing.