The ENPlus Certificate is a European-wide quality standard for wood pellets. This standard guarantees that the pellet meets certain minimum performance parameters such as Calorific Value (CV) and ash content. For more information visit the UK Pellet Council website.
The CV is the amount of energy a tonne of pellets contains and is measured by a controlled laboratory test. The ENPlusA1 standard demands at least 4,600 KWh per tonne.
Our confidence in Land Energy Pellets enables us to guarantee a minimum of 4,800 KWh of heat per tonne. We can deliver this because of our strict in-house quality programme where the CV of Land Energy Pellets is tested regularly and verified by an independent laboratory.
The quantity of ash is also set by ENPlus A1 at < 0.7% allowable ash per Kg of pellets burnt. Land Energy Pellets have an average ash content of < 0.2%, therefore generating an industry-wide low of 10kg of ash for every 5 tonnes burnt. Pellet samples are regularly tested to ensure we maintain this standard.
When considering other makes of pellets, put them to the test and ask the suppliers for their CV and ash content.
Check our results from an independent laboratory on our News Page.
When you receive your wood pellets, look out for:
- Minimal dust
- No small pellet fragments
- Uniform pellet length (none should be longer than 40mm)
- Consistent colour
- No contaminates
- No clumps of pellets
When your wood pellets arrive, they should have a fresh woody smell, if the aroma is odd they may not be made from virgin feedstock.