Additives For Wood Pelleting
Borregaard LignoTech is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wood based pellet binders with over 30 years experience in binding animal feed pellets. Over recent years the increase in biofuel wood pellets has seen an increase in the demand for LignoBond DD and PellTech, pelleting aids that can be used to provide the following benefits:
- Improved pellet durability
- Improved pellet physical quality
- A reduction of dust
- Improved pelleting efficiency
- A reduction in energy costs
Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a biofuel for private houses and industrial applications. Wood pellets produce low emissions and are simpler and more convenient than chopped wood.
Wood, pellets and other biofuels are regarded as renewable energy sources. Unlike fossil fuels, biofuels can be regenerated within the foreseeable future.
When wood or pellets burn, carbon dioxide will be emitted and will be discharged to atmosphere with the flue gases. Growing forests use the carbon dioxide for forming new biomass, and the carbon dioxide circuit is thus closed. So the carbon dioxide emitted when biofuels are burned does not contribute to increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Advantages and disadvantages of pellet firing:
+ Lower operating costs than electricity and oil
+ Pellet stove is a good alternative to electric heating
+ Renewable fuel
+ Causes low emissions of environmentally harmful substances
+ Requires low work input compared to chopped wood
- requires storage space
- requires some attendance
Ref: Swedish Energy Agency www.energimyndigheten.se