You’ve never bought pellets before and are at a loss about how to choose? Don’t worry, given the numerous products on the market it’s not easy to know how to make the right choice to get the most out of your Palazzetti stove.

We’re here to help you, starting from a fundamental question.

What are pellets?

What we normally call pellet fuel is obtained by mechanically pressing wood sawdust which stays together thanks to lignin, a substance naturally contained in wood that behaves like natural glue.  The result is the typical small cylindrical pellets that are sold by weight, usually in bags containing approximately 15 kg.

Pellets can therefore be considered an ecological choice: all the wood waste which used to be thrown away or only partially reused now has a new function, becoming an excellent, concrete example of circular economy.

Although all pellets look the same, they are not. How can you choose quality pellets then? It’s very simple: just look for the ENplus® seal on the bag!

The best pellets are ENplus® certified

This seal is an international quality certification that guarantees that the pellets in the bag have actually been monitored along the whole production chain, from the wood they are sourced from to delivery to your home.

This type of product will give you the certainty of purchasing top-quality pellets that are identical in terms of their chemical, physical and energy properties no matter the country you buy them from.

There are lots of good reasons to choose only ENplus® certified pellets and we would like to give you three of them today!

  1. They’re good for your stove and improve its performance. Non-certified pellets may create all sort of problems, even clogging the inside workings of your stove. By choosing certified pellets you won’t need the urgent assistance of a specialised technician and you will always get the best out of your stove with the least possible fuel.
  2. They’re good for the climate. Pellets are naturally eco-friendly because they produce CO₂ values that are 10 times lower than those created by other traditional fossil fuels. Certified pellets are even better though because they reduce particulate emissions by 2 to 4 times compared to non-certified pellets. 
  3. They’re good for the economy. Pellet production is good for related industries  creating up to over 200 work hours more than those connected to fossil fuels.  Thanks to the ENplus® quality seal you can rest assured that you know where your product comes from.

How can you recognise the ENplus® seal?

Now that you know that the best pellets are ENplus® certifiedthe time has come to look at the seal carefully so that you can quickly determine whether you are buying superior quality pellets.

How can you make sure that the pellets you are about to purchase are really ENplus® certified?

The first step is to learn how to recognise the Quality Seal composed of the Certification Mark and of the ENplus® quality grade, as shown below.

Source: AIEL – Italian Agroforestry Energy Association

In addition to the quality seal, another guarantee is that all the following information should be printed on the bag:

  • The name and address of the certified company with an ENplus® ID
  • The Quality seal
  • The wording “wood pellets”
  • The diameter (6 or 8 mm)
  • The net weight (in kg)
  • The wording “Store in a dry place”
  • The wording “Use exclusively in suitable and certified combustion systems following the manufacturer’s instructions and your country’s regulations”

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