Cottles pellets are manufactured from the residue of our sawmill and lumber finishing operations. Wood pellets represent a cost effective alternative to the use of heating oil or electricity. Pellets are superior to conventional firewood with respect to emissions, storage and handling and are a home grown form of renewable energy.
Heating your home or business with wood pellets is a tangible way to express your concern about green house gas emissions, global warming and our overall environmental footprint.
Our production facility
Our pellet production facility has a capacity of 2 tons per hour. The pellet mill processes only clean by-product from the sawmill and the planer mill.
Cottles pellets have a moisture content of around 8% and a bulk density of approximate 40 lbs/cubic foot. Our pellets are packaged in 20 and 40 lbs bags, piled on pallets and shrink-wrapped for storage and shipping.
Hardwood vs. softwood?
Our pellets are manufactured from softwoods harvested in Newfoundland. There is much confusion in the market place as to what pellets make the better fuel – softwoods or hardwoods. Some pellet manufacturers highlight the fact that their pellets are made from hardwoods but the fact is they are the same as pellets manufactured from softwoods.
The pellet making process requires the complete breakdown of the wood fiber and the precision drying of this fiber to a rigid specification. In other words, the original nature of the raw material is lost. A bag of softwood pellets contains the same heating value and solid wood content as the same sized bag of hardwood pellets. When a manufacturer advertises their pellets as “hardwood” they are simply hoping that you as the consumer associates “hardwood” with the burning properties of a piece of seasoned birch, maple or similar hardwood.
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