The energy intensity of production of biomass pellets
Pellets from wood and biomass have many supporters, but also obdurate opponents. The most common argument of opponents is to claim that the production and distribution of the pellets is very energy intensive, thus degrading the economy and environmental friendliness of this type of fuel. But the reality is different.
Experience with the production of wood energy chips and possibility for market development with the wood energy chips
Generally the value of logging residues may be less than the cost of collecting, transporting and processing it. However, thanks to advanced technology forest residues (small trees, stumps and roots) might serve as a new source for solid biofuels.
A new pellet factory has started production at the beginning of October in Tuzsér, Hungary. The factory plans a yearly 7000 tons production from 14000 tons of raw materials, which is regarded a middle sized factory in the Hungarian pellet industry.