Due to changeable weather conditions characterised by considerable fluctuations in temperature and precipitation as well as forest fires in many parts of the world, good-quality straw, wood chips and wood pellets are – at times – in short supply. Using alternative biofuels as a supplement, it is possible to guarantee reliable supplies at attractive prices.
- High calorific value 16-21 GJ/ton
- Attractively priced
- Sustainable alternative to straw, wood chips and wood pellets
- Higher flexibility
- Reliable supply – in season
What is alternative biofuel?
Our alternative biofuels are residual or by-products from the production of, for example, furniture, food and cosmetics. These are products that usually go to waste, but which can be processed and turned into fuels – bringing both environmental and financial benefits.
Sunflower pellets are made from dried by-products from the production of sunflower oil and protein for the animal feed industry. Verdo imports most of its sunflower pellets from the Baltic States and Russia.
The chestnut-like fruit from the African shea tree is used in food and cosmetic products, but the fruit is not fully utilised. The residual product can be dried and formed into pellets or made into pulp.
Black pellets are made from wood-based by-products from former ethanol production. Unlike other fuel pellets, black pellets can be stored outside – short and long term. Verdo’s black pellets are FSC-recycled®-certified. We import black pellets from Russia.
The production of olive oil results in residues in the form of both flesh and stones. The residual products can be dried and formed into pellets or made into pulp. Verdo sources most of its olive pellets from the Mediterranean countries.
We are continuously looking into new types of biofuels. Our goal is to guarantee our customers both reliable and attractively priced supplies.
The best product for your production depends on your plant specifications and system settings. Some plants and systems run on pure supplements, others on co-firing and biomixes. Plant and system knowledge, adjustment and testing are important parameters when deciding which alternative biofuel to use.
At Verdo, we use both traditional and alternative biofuels at our 100% biomass-fired CHP plant in Randers, Denmark. Over the past decades, we have used about 1 million tonnes of biofuels and gained a great deal of knowledge and experience from our own setup. You are thus guaranteed expert advice and quality products from a strong international sourcing network.
Your delivery options
With a strong sourcing network and logistics set-up, it is never far from ordering to delivery. Have your alternative biofuels delivered to a port of your choice. We deliver entire shiploads - 2,000-8,000 tonnes.
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