What are the advantages of ALLSPAN pellets?
- 100%-guaranteed, untreated softwood from sustainable sources
- Guaranteed not to contain any bark
- Light-coloured, highly pure pellets
- Extremely low ash residue
- Above-average calorific value
- Supplied in environment-friendly paper sacks
Wood is a renewable energy source, and supplies are not hostage to fuel crises. The cultivation of trees for timber consumes CO2 via photosynthesis. The same amount of CO2 is then released once more when the wood decomposes or is burnt as fuel. In contrast to fossil-based energy sources, wood is thus a CO2-neutral, eco-friendly fuel.
The development of wood pellets created a source of heat energy which offered, apart from the advantages listed above, a consistent bulk product that proved to be ideal for use in automated feed devices for wood-pellet heating systems, thus allowing them to compete successfully with their oil- and gas-fired equivalents.
ALLSPAN, which started to manufacture wood pellets back in 1994, is now one of Germany’s leading suppliers of this product.
ALLSPAN wood pellets are made of 100% bark-free softwood. This ensures that our pellets are light in colour and with a high calorific value. These pellets also fall well within the tolerance limits established by relevant DIN standards with respect to residual moisture and ash content (see corresponding certificate). This combination of clean, low-emission combustion with above-average calorific value is what has given ALLSPAN pellets such a high reputation in the German-speaking countries.
How are they made?
The pellets are made using a purely physical process. The raw material consists exclusively of natural, untreated, bark-free softwood from renewable sources, without any chemical additives. The chips are processed mechanically and extruded at high pressure through a pellet die. A combination of the high temperatures created by the pressing process and the residual water content of the wood activates the chemical binders that are naturally present (lignin resin among them). These help the pellets maintain their shape and ensure their stability. Once the hot pellets have been cooled down and sieved, they are ready for putting directly into packages or big-bags (approx. 1 tonne / big-bag), or in eco-friendly 15 kg paper sacks.