El pellets It is a product that is obtained from wood, which is processed into a granulate, and used as fuel.
This is a source of heat and electricity renewable energy very ecological because it does not promote deforestation since wood residues are used to make the pellet, not logs or large branches.
Wood pellets are used as an input in thermal electricity plants, but also for heating in domestic use with double-combustion stoves or in industrial boilers or other equipment.
There are different types of pellets so the caloric yield of each wood species varies. But in general it has a high calorific value.
One of the great advantages of this biofuel is that it does not generate emissions that affect global warming.
This product is a way to take advantage of biomass in a sustainable way, since before this waste was burned or accumulated and in significant quantities could make certain areas more vulnerable to fires.
This biofuel It is highly developed in Europe, but it is expected that in the coming years it will expand to other regions since it has excellent prospects of supplying energy requirements by replacing oil in some industrial sectors or in the generation of electricity.
The raw material is cheap and available, but not all countries have enough biomass to be able to develop and implement this energy source, but those that do have it should take advantage of it.
Another advantage is that the technology and the pellet production process are quite simple so it does not require extraordinary investments.
If there is greater production of pellets, this will encourage the construction of more thermal plants that are supplied with this biofuel and in this way, cleaner and less expensive electricity will be generated.
Today there are cleaner alternatives to replace oil only they need more drive and determination to do so.
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