General informations

What is pellet?

The pellet is a cylindrically shaped solid biofuel obtained from the shredding and compression of wood processing waste but also from agricultural and forestry residues.

As we can understand it is a completely natural material, both in its production and in consumption. The leftovers of everything that is created with wood are exploited to produce a fuel with high efficiency and low environmental impact.

The ecological benefits of pellets and biomass in general are more than evident. Recycling and exploiting the resources present in nature is much more sustainable and respectful of the environment than the use of other substances of fossil origin.



Wood pellet represents a neutral impact energy source. This means that, during the combustion process, they release a quantity of CO2 equal to that which the plant absorbed during its growth through the photosynthesis process.


Pellets have a distinct advantage over fossil fuels since they are produced with renewable materials


Starting from the same energy requirement, the use of wood pellets entails half the costs compared to fossil fuels


Pellet heating systems are not subject to the risk of gas leaks like fossil fuel systems

Pellets vs fossil fuels

Here is a concrete example that shows us how it is possible to produce the same energy by saving on the costs of fuel used.

1 liter of oil

1,20 €

  • 1.000 L : 1.200 €
  • 10.000 L : 12.000 €
  • 100.000 L : 120.000 €

Produces the same energy as

2 Kg of Pellet

0,60 €

  • 2.000 kg : 600 €
  • 20.000 kg : 6.000 €
  • 200.000 kg : 60.000 €

up to 50% savings

1 m3 of methane

0,95 €

  • 1.000 m3 : 950 €
  • 10.000 m3 : 9.500 €
  • 100.000 m3 : 95.000 €

Produces the same energy as

2 Kg of Pellet

0,60 €

  • 2.000 kg : 600 €
  • 20.000 kg : 6.000 €
  • 200.000 kg : 60.000 €

up to 36% savings

1 liter of LPG

0,90 €

  • 1.000 L : 900 €
  • 10.000 L : 9.000 €
  • 100.000 L : 90.000 €

Produces the same energy as

1,3 Kg of Pellet

0,40 €

  • 1.300 kg : 400 €
  • 13.000 kg : 4.000 €
  • 130.000 kg : 40.000 €

up to 55% savings

The fuel prices indicated refer to the year 2020 in the Italian market, however it is good to keep in mind that the rates of fossil fuels may vary from region to region based on the area and average annual consumption. In these cases, therefore, since there is no single price, an average value between the minimum and maximum price was used.
Important Notes: the values shown are to be considered indicative but at the same time reliable to understand the economic advantages related to the use of pellets compared to other fuels.
The economic advantage is linked to the tariffs applied, which may vary from state to state

Olive Pits

Hazelnut Shells

In addition to wood pellets, there are other types of biomass that can be used as a valid alternative.

Here we have two examples: the olive pits  and the hazelnuts shells  (and all the other residues of nuts) but there are many other types of different origins.

The lower market value compared to wood pellets makes these biofuels very interesting, often for some companies they represent a zero-cost processing waste.

Contact us for more information on the methods of use of these alternative fuels.


The more the consumption, the more the savings will be

The transition from fossil fuel to pellets generates significant savings, which, depending on consumption, allows an immediate return on investment.

Biomass heating systems also benefit from state subsidies which contribute to a further reduction in the purchase cost.

Based on the area of origin (Italy or abroad) we will help you understand and calculate the economic advantage deriving from the use of pellets or other types of biomass compatible with our systems.