Wood Pellets 101

Wood pellets are a bioenergy product made from compressed wood fibre.

To make wood pellets, manufacturers reduce the moisture content of wood fibre inputs, grind the fibre into dust, and then compress this dust into pellet form. By adding heat to the process, naturally-occurring lignin in the wood fibre acts as a glue that holds the pellet together. What you are left with is a high-energy, clean-burning and renewable energy source that is easy to handle and efficient to transport over long distances.

 

Watch the video: How Pellets are Made

Listen to a podcast with the University of British Columbia’s Dr. Gary Bull who tells us why wood pellets are a good choice for Canada and globally today and tomorrow.