Paulownia as Source of BioFuel

Pellets are bio fuel, the alternative “green” source of thermal energy. In spite of a great demand for renewable thermal energy sources, world price for pellets is approximately 100 Euros ton.

Pellets made of Paulownia have considerable heat emission. When being burnt, 1 ton of Paulownia pellets emit as much energy as:

·         480 cubic meters of natural gas

·         500 liters of diesel fuel

·         700 liters of mazut 

These pellets are economical and highly efficient when being burnt. At the same time pellets made of Paulownia are more nature-friendly than other wood: 

·         carbon dioxide emission is 10 to 50 times less

·         ash amount is 15 to 20 times less

·         lack of sulphur in emissions 

Pellets are twice as dense as common wood balls and produce three times much thermal energy (coefficient of efficiency = 96%).

Due to the low flammability risk, pellets made of Paulownia won’t ignite spontaneously when the temperature rises.

Because of the low moisture content, pellets made of Paulownia are lighter, which decreases transport costs. These pellets do not absorb moisture from the air, which is why their thermal conduction doesn’t decrease over time.