Modern Fuels solid biofuels which are produced and standardised at the company’s facilities fall under the following categories:
- Wood pellets suitable for combustion both in stoves and burner-boiler systems.
- Olive pit pellets which belong to agro-pellets and are mainly suitable for combustion into multicombustible burner-boiler systems.
- Natural charcoal produced from suitable for carbonisation wood.
- Hollow or compact wood briquettes suitable for combustion and carbonisation.
- Bio-charcoal resulting from carbonisation of compressed wood briquettes.
- Dried fire-wood form selected wood species.
In parallel, Modern Fuels undertakes research and development for new types of pellet products from feedstock available within a close proximity to the factory, such as tree pruning (e.g. apple trees), olive branches, vine branches. Relevant tests are being made for briquetting and carbonisation of different forms of feedstock containing significant heating value (e.g. rice husk).
Further to its successful collaboration with professor of Agriculture Mr Nikos Danalatos during the 1990′s about the cultivation of an experimental field of energy crop miscanthus at Sperchiada (Fthiotida), Greece, Modern Fuels continues to hold together with Mr Danalatos a scientific cooperation and communication on the subject of energy crops and especially cardoon as feedstock material for production of biofuel suitable for combustion in domestic and industrial burners.
Modern Fuels end products are undergoing both on-site macroscopic testing, as well as laboratory testing undertaken by specialised bodies, as for instance the Institute for Solid Fuels Technology & Applications, in order to ensure continuous monitoring of the products’ technical parameters and to assure their quality.