Wood Fuel Types
In the community and public sector there are two main choices for wood fuel and two main options for delivery: Wood Chips and Wood Pellets.
Wood chip is normally produced by chipping "seasoned", or air dried, round wood. This is generally produced locally and transported a maximum of 50 miles. The size of the fuel can be variable as can the moisture content. Chip requires more storage space than pellets and this can mean more frequent deliveries. There are a number of wood chip suppliers across Scotland. View our video on wood chip production for a good overview of how wood chip is produced.
Wood Pellets are a factory produced product and are made of compressed sawdust. There are a number of factories now producing this fuel in Scotland and supply considerably outstrips demand. This fuel is denser than wood chip with approximately one fifth of the storage volume being required to store the same level of calorific value. Pellet is always delivered by blower vehicle.