Greenwood Pellets started in 2009 in Ireland. After an extensive 2 year research and construction the facility was commissioned in July 2009, with a capacity of 25000 tonnes of wood pellets and 10000 tonnes of dried wood chip. The wood pellets facility is located in Laois in Ireland on the same site as the sawmill.
A subsidiary of Laois Sawmills, this company was born out of the realisation of the potential of the ever-increasing bio-fuel market and the sustainability of wood pellet biomass fuel. State of the art machinery has been installed to produce the highest quality 6mm Wood Pellet and uniformly dry Wood Chip. A purpose built facility has been constructed to ensure proper storage and manufacture is carried out. The facility and wood pellets have won the EN Plus A1 quality certification and are one of the leaders in wood pellet fuel in Ireland.
Why Wood Energy
- A Renewable Energy
- Carbon Neutral
- Recognised as playing a key role in reducing global warming
- Capable of producing a significant proportion of Ireland’s renewable energy needs
- A flexible fuel that can be stored and used as a stand alone energy source
- Cost effective – the energy used for harvesting, processing and transport of wood for energy is just 10% of total energy output
- High Quality Products
- Supporting Irish Jobs and Industry
- FSC Chain of custody certification
- High quality
- Superior Service
- Superior Value
Enplus Quality Certification: The ENplus quality certification is a major step towards establishing pellets as a widely used energy commodity. The certificate ENplus not only fulfills the EN 14961-2 provisions, but requires even stricter quality criteria. This quality seal stands for low emissions and trouble-free heating with high energy value.
For the first time numerous national standards and certifications are replaced by one uniform system based on the EN 14961-2 standard for wood pellets. This system has been agreed upon by the European Pellet Council in January 2011 and thus enjoys the support of large parts of the European pellet sector.
A key advantage of EN plus is that pellet quality is managed throughout the entire supply chain including production, storage and transport all the way to the end consumer. The ownership of the EN plus trade mark stays with the European Biomass Association AEBIOM which hosts the European Pellet Council. The right to award the license to use the ENplus brand to qualifying companies is passed on from AEBIOM to national wood pellet associations that apply.