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The Process of Making Wood or Biomass Pellets

It's worth noting that in order to make pellets, you need specialized equipment. And while it may be possible to build a homemade pellet mill, I haven't seen a reliable productive one in action yet. If in fact you know of one, feel free to leave a comment with a link to it. That said, There are two main requirements, the raw material, and the equipment to make the pellets.

The Material

You can make wood or biomass pellets out of many different materials. Both softwood and hardwood are both used and produce excellent results. What's really interesting though is that it's also possible to make biomass pellets out of a wide variety of materials. Some of the possible ingredients are - switch grass, grain, corn cobs, corn stalks, paper, sawdust, distiller grain, and many others. There are many potential materials that can be used with good results. The common rule of thumb is that if you can reduce the size of your chosen biomass into granular form, you can make pellets from it.

wood pellet plantThe Equipment

There are several pieces of equipment that are used in the commercial wood pellet manufacturing process. These can include hammer mills, dryers, pelletizers, coolers, baggers, and boilers to name a few of themajor ones. Note that this is for a large scale commercial manufacturing pellet line. If you're making pellets on a smaller home use scale, It's possible to get by without all of these. Typically, home made wood or biomass pellets are made in a small scale pellet mill. Depending on how large the size of the raw material is, you may also need to use a small hammer mill. The goal is to make the particles smaller than 1/4". If your raw material is smaller than 1/4" to begin with, when using sawdust for instance, you won't need a hammer mill.

The Process

As they say, the devil is in the details. Depending on what your raw materials are, i.e. switch grass versus sawdust for instance, the "recipe" will change. We'll use dried wood as the raw material for the example that follows.

First, if the raw material is larger than 1/4", it's broken down in the hammer mill to a smaller particle size. Next, the raw fiber is either put into the pelletizer and heated with steam, pressure, a combination of both. This causes the naturally occurring lignin to plasticize and hold the pellet together after it passes through the pelletizer and cools down.

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Lignin is a natural substance that's found in wood and acts like glue. If your raw material isn't wood and doesn't have lignin, a different binding agent will need to be added to hold the pellets together. This binder will depend on what particular raw stock you are using. Some of the commonly used binders are vegetable oil, clay, starch, cooking oil, or wax to name a few.


In the pelletizer, the raw material is routed through a die and rollers. The rollers force the material through a die that gives the pellets their characteristic tubular shape. Once they exit the pelletizer, they are then allowed to cool down. This causes the pellets to harden, and allows them to retain their shape.

Finally, the pellets must be allowed to dry out. A moisture content of from 5% - 15% should be adequate. The exact percentage will depend on the raw material that you're using to make your pellets.


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Wood Pellet
It’s designed to make pellets from pinewood sawdust, oil palm material such as Empty Fruit Bunch(EFB), mesocarp fibre,etc. The raw mateiral is available in large quantity.
Type: KMPM350 gear drive
Power: Main motors 55 Kw
Conditioner 2.2 Kw
Screw feeder 0.75Kw frequency control
Force feeder 0.55Kw
Capacity: 500 Kg/Hr

Wood Pellet
Designed to make pellets from softwood sawdust and EFB.
Type: KMPM420 belt drive
Power: Main motors 90 Kw
Conditioner 5.5Kw
Screw feeder 0.75Kw frequency control
Force feeder 0.55Kw
Capacity: 800-1000 Kg/Hr

Wood Pellet
Designed to make pellet from tropical hardwood sawdust.
Type: KMPM520 belt drive
Power: Main motors 75Kw*2 sets,total 150 Kw
Conditioner 7.5Kw
Screw feeder 2.2 Kw frequency contro
Force feeder 1.1 Kw
Capacity: 1500 kgs per hour to process teakwood sawdust pelletizing;
2000 kgs per hour to process pinewood sawdust pelletizing.

Wood Pellet
Designed to make pellet from tropical hardwood sawdust.
Type: KMPM650
Power: Main motors 110 Kw*2 sets,total 220 Kw
Condiertion 7.5Kw
Screw feeder 3 Kw frequency control
Force feeder 1.5 Kw
Capacity: 2000 kgs per hour to process teakwood sawdust pelletizing;
3500 kgs per hour to process pinewood sawdust pelletizing.

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Continuous operation
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Great for individual use, farmers

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200-300KGS Per Hour
Less labor intensive, automatic process, cooled pellets pack quickly

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Good for powering industrial factories with palm fiber pellets

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Great for personal use, provides energy for houses, farms

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