Since 1997, MAFA has developed equipment for convenient handling of fuel pellets.
Wood pellets are a domestic biofuel that is primarily produced from waste materials from sawmills. Pellets are the most environmentally friendly alternative for heating detached houses, smaller properties, agriculture, etc.
Pellets, cheap and convenient
Unlike other types of energy, the price of pellets has fallen in recent years. In Sweden, we have received a higher electricity price since the country was divided up into different zones. The low price of pellets has made those who heat up with this, winners during the cold winters. Unlike a heat pump, you get better profitability with a pellet boiler the colder it is outside.
Facts about Wood Pellets
Wood pellets are a carbon-neutral, environmentally friendly and concentrated biofuel.
Manufactured mainly from clean sawdust and shavings that are dried and pressed into small pellets with a diameter of 6 – 12 mm. The wood’s own lignin acts as a binder. Out of 5 – 7 car loads of sawdust, you get one car load of pellets. Pellets are carbon dioxide neutral and renewable biofuel.
This, together with a high and homogeneous calorific value, makes pellets an excellent commodity that can withstand both storage and long transports. Today, there are just over 30 larger pellet factories spread across the country, which together have a production capacity of almost 1 million tonnes per year.
Of which homeowners use about 270,000 tons. A share that increases by 20 – 30% per year. It is easy to convert to pellet heating, regardless of whether you use wood, oil or electric heating. A pellet burner replaces the oil burner and a pellet stove can handle 70 – 90% of the electric heat even in directly electric heated houses.