ECO – made in Karelia

Karelian forests are unique. 
Spruce, for instance, which grows in the harsh conditions of northern Karelia, has its growth rings very close to each other. This makes spruce wood very strong and durable – and very expensive. Karelian pine is a very strong wood too and is easy to process. Karelian pine is considered a tree that gives humans energy, health and strength. 
The fine-layered and dense structure of Karelian wood yields the high strength, elasticity and toughness of its timber products. 
Moreover, the northern timber is less susceptible to fungi and pest damage. According to the Ministry of Nature Management and Ecology, the forests of the Central and especially the Central Black Earth Region of Russia are rather seriously damaged by the blue stain fungi, one of the most dangerous wood diseases. Those forests also suffer from the invasion of various insects that damage wood, which is largely exacerbated by a large number of artificial forest plantings. Worse still, the forests of central Russia grow on soils that are almost as depleted as those in Western Europe. The boreal forest, in contrast, has a natural origin and grows in environmentally clean places.

What are pellets?


Pellets, or wood pellet fuel, are a modern, easy-to-use and cost-effective type of biofuel. Wood
pellets are used for various ends – space heating in houses, commercial, industrial and communal
facilities. 
Wood pellets are extensively used in Western countries, whereas in Russia they used to be very
unusual until recently. Today, the pellets are gaining more popularity due to the rapid growth of
suburban construction and the ambition of many customers to implement energy-efficient and
eco-friendly technology. Besides, the ever-increasing prices on electricity and other energy
sources contribute to the attractiveness of wood pellet fuel.

What is the history of wood pellets?


Wood pellets were invented by Dr. Rudolf Gunnerman who moved from Germany to the United
States after the Second World War. In the USA, he was actively engaged in research of
bioenergy and energy efficiency and, along the way, created a fundamentally new type of solid
fuel.
In 1976, Gunnerman presented his Bio Solaris project and launched the world first pellet
production from sawdust, shavings, wood chips, peat, and agricultural waste. Production of the
wood pellet fuel turned out to be economically profitable as it was based on cheap raw material,
and the ready-made product was easy to transport.

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Pellets today

In the 21st century, pellets have become a popular source of energy for space heating all over the world. In Europe, pellet boilers are used in two-thirds of private houses. In the USA, more than 80 large manufacturers annually produce about 1 million tons of pellets, and China plans to produce up to 50 million tons of pellet fuel by 2020.

History of ECO LLC

ECO LLC is a pellet manufacturer since 2019. 
Our company was established given the high relevance and necessity of biofuel. We produce our pellets from top-quality Karelian timber in line with the global sustainability agenda. We use high-tech processing equipment and a unique pellet technology

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Shipping & Packaging

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Our warehouse is equipped with all facilities required for storing the finished product.
We pack pellets in 5, 10 and 15kg bags and 1 ton and 500kg big bags.
You can pick up pellets from our warehouse or have them delivered to you.

Big-bag

(1 ton, 500 kg.)

plastic bags

(5, 10, 15kg)

The goods can be picked up from the warehouse or, if you wish, we will arrange delivery.

 
 

Sustainability Agenda

The global sustainability agenda has emerged as a response to the many years of pollution of our planet and the active exploitation of its natural resources, prompting people to look for alternative sources of energy. Pellets are considered an eco-friendly type of biofuel, which makes them a viable alternative to natural gas, oil products or electricity

Pellets – a viable alternative.

Burning 1 ton of pellets yields the same amount of energy as burning

480 м³ 

of natural gas

=

500 l of diesel fuel

=

700 l of fuel oil

Pellets represent an optimal balance between cost-efficiency and heat-generating capacity. 

Pellets 86%
Electricity 97%
Natural gas 87%
Diesel fuel 81.5%
Dry sawdust 80.5%
Fuel oil 72.5%
Bituminous coal 56%
Firewood 49.5%
Peat 38.5%
Raw sawdust 31%

The combustion efficiency of different types of fuel is presented in the list.

 

Производство

1. Сырье

Мы отбираем качественное сырье хвойных пород карельских лесов, без коры, гнили, песка и химических примесей.

2. Сушка

Отобранное сырье поступает в сушильный барабан, где проходит сушку на высоких температурах

3. Измельчение

Просушенное сырье поступает в дробилку, где измельчается до состояния "муки".

4. Аспирация

Далее измельченное сырье проходит процесс аспирации, где очищается от пыли.

5. Гранулирование

Опилки прессуются через матрицу, тем самым обретая форму цилиндрических гранул.

6. Охлаждение

Гранулы охлаждаются в колоне охлаждения, где вентилятор высокого давления забирает горячий воздух.

5. Фасовка

Готовые охлажденные гранулы фасуются в биг беги.

 

Production

                     3. Shreding

The dried raw material is crushed in the crusher until the flour-like state. 
 

2. Drying
The selected raw material is dried at a high temperature in the dryer.

                    4. Aspiration

The crushed raw material undergoes the aspiration process, where it gets cleaned from dust. 
 

1. Raw materials
We select top-quality coniferous species of Karelian timber, without any bark, rot, sand, or chemical impurities. 

5. Granulation
The sawdust is pressed to take the shape of cylindrical grains. 

6. Cooling
The pellets are cooled in a cooling chamber, where hot air is drawn out by a high-pressure fan. 

5. Packaging
Ready chilled pellets are packed in big bags. 

 ECO LLC has been manufacturing premium pellets since 2019. The company uses advanced European processing equipment. 

Due to the high expertise coupled with advanced processing equipment, ECO is capable of delivering top-quality products from environmentally clean, impurity-free coniferous wood with less than 0.3% ash content.  

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