Biofuel Comparison

Indication of specifications

Wood pelletsTorrefaction pelletsFossil
IMoisture content (% wt)8-101-410-20
Calorific value (MJ/kg)14-1620-2523-29
Volatile (% db)65-7555-7015-30
Fixed Carbon (% db)20-2428-3850-60
Bulk density (kg/l)0.55-0.750.8-0.850.8-0.85
Volumetric energy density(GJ/m3)7.5-10.515.0-1918.4-24
DustLimitedLimitedLimited
Hydroscopic propertiesHydroscopicHydroscopicHydroscopic
Biological degradationYesNoNo
Milling requirementsSpecialClassicClassic
Handling propertiesEasyEasyEasy
Product consistencyExcellentExcellentExcellent
Transport costNormalLowLow