Pellet beats Fossil fuels

CO2 equivalent (CO2e): is a unit of measurement that expresses the impact of each greenhouse gas in terms of the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide). Thanks to this unit of measurement, we can calculate the environmental impact of the various fuels with a single value.


Thanks to the contribution of AIEL we can see the benefits of using pellets also in the home.

To heat a house of about 150 m² with average insulation over a year, about 12 MWh of energy are needed.

Depending on the fuel used, both the unit cost and the emissions produced by this energy change considerably.

Pellets emit 10 times less CO2 than traditional fossil sources. Furthermore, considering the entire production cycle, from production to transport to the end user, the ENplus bulk pellet delivered to the tanker emits 4 times less CO2 than the ENplus pellet packaged in 15 kg bags.


Cost of primary energy September 2020 (in Euro/MWh) and related CO2 emissions (in kg CO2eq/MWh)



117,00 €

270 Kg


112,00 €

320 Kg

Agricultural Oil

69,00 €

320 Kg

Natural Gas

67,00 €

250 Kg

Pellet  (A1 ENplus®)

66,00 €

30 Kg

The fuel prices indicated refer to the year 2020 in the Italian market, however it should be borne 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, as there is no univocal 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 linked 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.


With reference to the 150 m2 house with an annual consumption of 12 Mwh, the annual bill in the various cases will be:

LPG 1.404,00 €
Oil 1.344,00 €
Agricultural Oil 828,00 €
Natural Gas 804,00 €
Pellet  (A1 ENplus®) 792,00 €


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