A wood pellet plant is a facility where the raw woody material (sawdust, wood shavings, wood chips, hey, straws) are received, resized and processed into wood pellets, which are used as green fuel for residential heating, industrial heating, animal bed, feed, etc.
Under EU’s legal mandate that by 2020, 20% of all energy from energy utilities shall come from renewable energy (including wood pellets fuel). In 2012, 4.5 million tones of wood pellets are imported to Europe, it is expected that by 2020, Europe’s demand for wood pellets will be well over 25 million tones. There is no doubt that getting into wood pellet business is profitable decision.
But that how to make wood pellets and how to build your own pellet plant are NOT EASY. Before starting your own wood pellet factory, the following things need to be considered at top priority:
It is the objective of this complete guide to large scale pellet production illuminate the necessities of large-scale pellet production for the prospective investor, or to serve as a condensed reference for existing operators. In the appendix is a list of pellet plant machinery manufacturers. From the policy environment, to the raw material, to the machinery used in pelletization, to the final product, GEMCO Pellet Mill seeks to assist those who share in our common interest: the international advancement of biomass energy.