About us ..........
We are situated in the heart of the beautiful Midlands of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, amongst the rolling hills, waterfalls and timber plantations.
Only an hour away from Durban harbour we are ideally placed for the export markets. Our location amongst the sawmills and timber industry have allowed us to keep our cost down to a minimum which we can pass on to you in the form of competitive prices. Our quality and standard of manufacture of Wood Pellets in South Africa is of the highest quality.
Our Wood pellets are manufactured from timber waste products produced through industrial processes. Material in the form of saw dust, wood shavings, timber off cuts etc are the ingredients of the finished pellet. In the past a lot of timber waste has been land filled or burnt contributing to environmental damage.
Wood Pellets are produced from compressing coarse saw dust through holes in a metal ring dye. A quantity of dust will reduce to between a half and a quarter of its original volume during the process.
Friction generated during manufacture creates heat that in turn releases the natural lignins within the dust to act as a glue. Our press produces 6mm and 8mm diameter pellets that are cooled and screened to remove excess dust prior to packaging.
Wood was used to produce heat long before fossil fuels became readily available. Its popularity is returning for several reasons:
- Environmentally friendly
- Carbon neutral emmissions
- Clean and efficient fuel
- Extremely easy to use
- Minimal ash and no waste
- Easily stored and transported
- Reduces fuel bills
One ton of wood pellets can replace 400 litres of oil; saving 1072 kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere!