GLOBAL CHANGE BIOENERGY 20/04/17 Status and prospects for renewable energy using wood pellets from the southeastern United States. HORSEANDHOUND 09/02/16 Wood pellet horse bedding: what are the pros and cons? Thinking about swapping your straw or shavings for wood pellets?
Made from compressed wood, these are sold in 10kg or 15kg bags, to which you add water (or sprinkle it directly onto the pellets) on order to activate them. Here's what you need to consider first... The pros of wood pellet horse bedding Absorbency “Verdo wood pellets will absorb up to three times their own weight in liquid,” says Angela Curgenden from wood pellet manufacturer, Verdo. Hygiene “From a veterinary perspective, one of the major pluses of our wood pellets is that they’re heated to a high temperature during manufacture, meaning any bugs are killed off,” explains Stuart Fitzgerald at the White Horse Energy Company, another wood pellet manufacturer. “You can be sure they’re not harbouring any nasties. Time-saving You can see the wet patches in a wood pellet bed easily — no need to scrabble about checking your banks — and can remove them without having to take the whole bed apart, which reduces mucking-out time.
Storage. FOREST MONITOR 16/12/16 Wood pellet market in the EU- recent findings. According to recently published AEBIOM report, in 2015, wood pellet consumption in the EU reached 20,3 million tonnes which represented 6 % of total solid biomass used in Europe.
Not suprisingly due to ambitious EU renewable targets, pellet consumption has increased in the EU-28, while in other parts of the world has stagnated or even decreased. The EU as the world’s largest wood pellet market. FAS USDA 16/08/16 The Italian Wood Pellet Market _Rome_Italy_8-11-2016. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY STUDIES - 2015 – Comparison between the insecticidal efficacy of a novel pellet formulation and an obsolete one, Phostoxin. EUROPE - DEC 2014 - A uniform certification for wood pellets. The PellCert project: European Pellet Quality Certification Wood pellets are an ecological, affordable and efficient way of producing energy, says Gilles Gauthier who has been coordinating the EU-funded project PellCert to develop and promote ENplus, a new and better certification for the EU and beyond.
"Pellets have a high energy density and are easy to manipulate," he says. “You can suck them through a pipe like water. " PellCert has improved on the ENplus certification, invented in Germany in 2010, and is making sure more and more producers use it worldwide. A top consideration now is the sustainability of pellet production and trade, with producers required to calculate the pellets’ CO2 output and to provide the ratio of certified raw material. Millions of tons ahead of the game The three-year PellCert project ended in April 2014 and has far exceeded its ambitions.
The PellCert project has been funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. Biomass and Bioenergy Volume 71, December 2014, The economic potential of wood pellet production from alternative, low-value wood sources in the southeast of the U.S. A Energy & Resources, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlandsb Energy and Sustainability Research Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborg 4, NL-9747 AC Groningen, The Netherlands Received 26 August 2013, Revised 26 August 2014, Accepted 12 September 2014, Available online 11 October 2014 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.09.006 Get rights and content Highlights.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND POWER QUALITY - AVRIL 2014 - Economic and sustainability comparative study of wood pellets production in Portugal, Germany and Sweden. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY - 2013 - The Cost, Energy Analysis, and Sustainability of Wood Pellet Heating Systems. ISRN Forestry Volume 2013 (2013), Effect of Additives on Wood Pellet Physical and Thermal Characteristics: A Review.
ARS USDA – MARS 2013 - ARS MAGAZINE - Measuring the potential of Switchgrass pellets. STAR NEWS 06/04/13 Demand for wood pellets in Europe a boon in southeast U.S. The Port of Wilmington may reap the benefits of environmental regulations in Europe that have spurred a huge increase in demand for forest byproducts from the southeastern United States.
Wood pellets, often used in wood-burning stoves, are taking the place of coal in many European power plants with the aim of reducing their carbon footprint. “Without a doubt the demand for this product is being driven by clean energy requirements in the U.K. and Europe, and the Atlantic Seaboard is economically advantaged in supplying the pellets,” said Jeff Miles, acting executive director of the N.C. State Ports Authority. European demand will continue growing for many reasons, from business to policies and regulations, said Daniel Saloni of the Department of Forest Biomaterials at N.C. State University. Growing market Consumption of pellets is expected to grow from 8.3 million tons in 2009 to 17 million by 2015, according to materials in a study by Saloni.
Wilmington hopes to get in on the business.