Pellet fuels are heating fuels made from compressed biomass. Wood pellets, the most common type, are generally made from compacted sawdust or other wastes from sawmilling and other wood products manufacture. Pellets are manufactured in several types and grades as fuels for electric power plants, home heating, and other applications. Pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them to be burned with a very high combustion efficiency. Pellets can be used as fuel for heating in special devices such as pellet stoves, pellet boilers and pellet burners.
The role of the UK Pellet Council is to manage the licence for ENplus in the UK. For more information, see Industry & regulations.