The good quality-price ratio

 

You will not be dependent on wood pellets and you will be able to burn the pellets of cheaper type now!

GRAIN BURNERS 
To reduce heating costs, our engineers have developed the technology that allows burning of cheaper fuel using the burners “Ekoterm Plus”, including all types of grains, their chaff, straw, sunflower, oat peels, linseed pellets. In this burner different biofuel is mixed with wood pellets, which are required for kindling, to ensure even combustion process and self-cleaning of the burner. The drier and better quality the secondary fuel is, the less “expensive” wood pellets will be needed. Main minus of such burner is that it will take more space in the boiler-house than a simple burner, because a set will not only include the burner, but also two batchers and two fuel feed conveyors. On the other hand, it is not only the possibility to save, but also a choice of a variety of fuels, which should especially be favoured by the farmers. If you want to leave for a longer period of time, you can programme the burner so that it would use only wood pellets. Then it will operate as a simple pellet plant and would not produce slag due to low wood pellet ash-content. We also manufacture these burners ourselves. And, because the burner consists of interchangeable parts, you will always be able to buy them at our company even after the expiration of warranty period. Recently, the fuel that is rapid becoming popular is sunflower peel pellets, which are cheaper than wood pellets, and their calorific value is similar or even higher.
 
More about main types of fuel and their comparison you can see below.

 

 
MAIN TYPES OF FUEL
Wood sawdust pellets
It is the most popular fuel requiring the least maintenance. Ash content is up to 1%, energy value - about 4.200 kcal / kg, moisture - up to 10%. Due to the high consumption of pellets in Europe (where the users even receive grants and various payments for environmental friendliness), they are relatively expensive.
 
Industrial wood sawdust pellets
These are the same wood sawdust (mostly softwood) pellets, but they are only made from the wood with surface stripped of its bark, mainly for large (industrial) boiler-houses. The pellet ash-content is higher (up 2.5%), so the burner may be needed to be cleaned twice a week, the boiler heat exchanger - twice a month. As the calorific value is slightly more different, but it costs less, if the number of visits to the boiler-house is slightly increased, about EUR 30 could be saved per month.
 
Sunflower peel pellets
Especially, the countries with huge oil industry capacity have a lot of this fuel amounts. It should be noted that these granules are of two types: hot-pressed and cold-pressed g. Hot-pressed sunflower peel pellets are even more torrid than wood pellets and less amount is needed, while cold-pressed ones are not so torrid, and their more amount is needed than sawdust pellets. Yield and humidity are similar to industrial wood pellets, so you will save EUR 15-50 per month with similar service (depending on the calorific value).
 
TYPES OF SECONDARY FUEL
Straw pellets
At first sight, it seems to be the most popular fuel due to much lower prices. However, the cheapest one is rarely the best. The energy value is less than sawdust pellets - about 10%, so their amount to be burnt will be exactly bigger for the production of the same amount of heat. The main “problem” of this fuel is high yield (10 times higher than sawdust pellets) and volatile material present in straw, which causes the formation of slag during the combustion process. Also, an important factor is higher ignition temperature, so you will not be able to kindle the pellets automatically. This is the secondary fuel. You can burn, but wood sawdust pellets - is also necessary. So in order to save, you will have to clean the ashes every second day, and every week – clean the boiler heat exchangers. And that is not all. Due to the chlorine and sulphur compounds in straw ash, the acids are formed in weeping boiler, which significantly shortens the lifetime of the boiler.
 
Peat pellets
Relatively rare type of fuel. Yield is slightly lower than the straw pellets; calorific value is almost equal to sawdust pellets. In short: maintenance is needed as during the burning of straw pellets, the damage done to the boiler and ash content of pellets is lower. An important feature is a specific smell, so it is often used in remote boiler-houses.
 
Different grains (barley, wheat, rye)
Different grains unfit for human consumption or their chaff can be used as fuel. Their calorific value is highly dependent on moisture. The energy value of dry grain is similar to straw pellets, but they produce less slag due to lower yield and volatile substances. Mixing with wood sawdust pellets, fairly significant reduction in heating costs can be obtained. However, you will have to “work off” for a lower heating price: to clean the burner and remove ashes every second day.
 
BURNER PRICES - from 25 kW to 50 kW
(Depends on the heated area, according to which the output is selected)

 

Heated area, m2

Burner model (max power), kW

Fuel used

Price for export (netto), EUR

(FOB Kaunas, Lithuania)

Up to 250

Ekoterm Plius 25; 25 kW

All types of pellets

1150 EUR

250 - 400

Ekoterm Plius 35; 35 kW

All types of pellets

1230 EUR

400 - 600

Ekoterm Plius 50; 50 kW

All types of pellets

1800 EUR