Several researches point out that the torrefaction process sets chlorine free, which results in a significant reduction of this element in the end product from 50% to 90% in some specific cases. Therefore, the Yilkins pellets are the solution when a low chlorine level is required.
Because the Yilkins pellets are highly impermeable, they can be stored outdoor with minimal degradation risks. That means also a huge advantage for transportation purposes.
Due to the high calorific value the capacity of the biomass boiler can be increased – or the investment reduced with the same capacity – and more energy will be produced in the same combustion conditions.
The use of Yilkins pellets as biofuel produces less pollution in the boilers. That means a reduction in the operational costs due to less maintenance operations and less stops of the boilers.
Less pollution and the higher calorific value of the Yilkins pellets increase the combustion performance of the boilers up to 10%.
The high abrasion resistance of Yilkins pellets decreases significantly the dust forming in the process. The result of this is less production waste and considerable lower danger of dust explosions.
Due to the torrefaction process, volatile components in the feedstock, like chlorine, become unlocked in higher percentage. That reduces considerably the level of emissions of the end product.
The high energy density of Yilkins pellets makes them more water-resistant and less dusty than other pellets. This reduces the costs of transport and storage of the product.
The natural polymers of the biomass are better preserved with the Yilkins torrefaction technology. The use of any kind of binding agent for optimal pelletizing can be avoided, which reduces the production costs.