What are pellets?

What are pellets?

Pellets are a biomass fuel used to heat residential houses and other buildings.  Pellets are included among the most efficient sources of energydue to their energy characteristics and convenience for the user.   Pellets are also an environmentally-friendly fuel – carbon dioxide emissions during combustion are equal to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by a tree during its growth, and the small amount of ash remaining after burning (less than 0.5% for the pellets made by Stelmet) can be used as a fertilizer.   Pellets have already gained a wide group of enthusiastic users in Western Europe.  Now their benefits have come to the attention of users in Poland.  The unique properties of pellets have driven a dynamic growth in demand for this renewable energy source. In 2002, pellet production in Europe amounted to 1.3 million tonnes, by 2006 it was 5 million tonnes, and by 2010 it was as much as 10 million tonnes.

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Pellets can be used to heat large public buildings, such as: housing associations, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and swimming pools. They are also used in bakeries and pizzerias.

By upgrading from an oil boiler to a pellet burner you can save in excess of 60% of heating fuel costs?

Every pallet-load of Olimp pellets is protected by a white cap through which UV radiation cannot pass, thus preventing our pellets from darkening.


You need a great deal more poor-quality pellets to generate the same amount of heat as high-quality pellets which come with a quality certificate.

Pellets made of softwood may perform better than hardwood pellets due to their resin content which acts as a natural binder.

The Olimp product was the first high quality woodpellet in Poland with the certification ENplus A1

Stelmet S.A. is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of garden landscape architecture, our experience and excellence in the use of wood can guarantee the quality and consistent heating properties of the pellets we produce.

To heat a single family house you need approx. 5-8 tonnes of pellets per year in the heating season. This rate of consumption depends on floor area, insulation and boiler efficiency.



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