• Welcome to Arigna Biofuels website…

    We are adding biofuels to our list of products.

    Better for the global climate …CO2 Neutral
    Better for the local environment …Very low smoke
    Better for your pocket …No carbon tax

    We are converting wood, rushes and other biomass to a high energy, high density, and greener fuel with the same burning characteristics as our existing fossil based fuels.

  • How we will do it

    We have developed our own process based on torrefaction – roasting biomass without air.

    This removes it’s tars, creosote and other low heating value products and leaves an energy dense, black product that looks and performs like our existing products.

The Process #1

We take raw biomass and heat it to in excess of 300 degrees to dry the material, kick-starting a thermal reaction to break down the hemicellulose contained within the plant structure.

The Process #2

This in turn produces an energy rich gas which is burned to sustain the reaction with no additional heat input, known as an autothermal reaction.

The Process #3

After this the product is cooled, blended with our existing products and briquetted.

  • Even well-seasoned logs contain approximately 20% moisture, so when burning these, energy and heat is lost by evaporation of water in the fire/ stove, but more importantly, torrefied biomass does not produce creosote so by burning this product you will reduce maintenance of your stove, chimney and flue.

  • Benefits

    More environmentally friendly fuel

    Higher heat output than seasoned timber, wood chips or wood pellets

    Low moisture and ash content

    No production of creosote

    Large reduction in particulates and emissions into the atmosphere

    Cleaner burning fuel – less smoke

    Sustainable – we use biomass residues

Kiln Dried Hardwood

Our Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs are sustainably sourced, ideal for stoves (as well as being suitable for chimeneas and open fires), and are dried to less than 20% moisture. This carbon tax free fuel source has a high heat output, long burn time and low ash for steady and smokeless warmth.

Our logs are 100% natural and the wood is sourced from sustainable, managed woodlands. They are specially treated in a unique kiln drying process to ensure consistently dry and clean logs in every bag.

80 Bags Per Pallet

Seasoned Softwood

Our Seasoned Logs are soft wood and are sustainably sourced. These everyday logs are easy to light, smokeless, carbon tax free and available in woven bags.

Seasoned Softwood Logs are suitable for stoves, chimeneas and open fires, bringing the natural smell and magical crackle of a burning wood fire to your home.

80 Bags Per Pallet

Kiln Dried Kindling

Our Kiln Dried Kindling packs are ideal for stoves and suitable for chimeneas and open fires. They are tightly packaged in an easy to carry and store bag. This quality kindling is quick to light and compared with other types of kindling, delivers a high heat and long burn time, for an easy to start and sustainable fire.

Our Kiln Dried Kindling undergoes a unique kiln drying process to ensure consistently dry and clean kindling in every bag.

Carrypack: 200 x 3Kg Bags Per Pallet

Saverpack: 100 x 4.5Kg Bags Per Pallet

High Energy Wood Briquettes

  • For open fires, stoves and closed appliances
  • Made using 100% hardwood
  • Very easy to light
  • Less than 6% moisture content
  • Easy to break up
  • Slow burning
  • Calorific value of 5.27 kWh/kg

96 x 10 Kg Bales Per Pallet (12 Wood Briquettes Per Bale)

Glossary of Terms

Biomass

Biomass is all biological material derived from either living or recently dead plant or animal organisms. In the context of energy production, biomass is classed as a renewable resource and usually refers to plant material.

Torrefaction

Torrefaction is the process of heating biomass in the absence of oxygen, similar to the way that coffee is roasted. This removes chemically bound oxygen and gives a fuel with higher energy content and improved combustion properties.

Hemicellulose

Hemicellulose is a natural polymer found in biomass along with cellulose and lignin and is the compound most readily degraded by torrefaction.

Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is the process of heating material (in our case biomass) in the absence of oxygen to make char-type products. Mild pyrolysis conditions (200 – 300°C) are used for torrefaction and higher temperatures (400-500°C) used for producing charcoal.

Autothermal

The torrefaction reaction is exothermic, meaning it generates heat. This heat can then be re- used in the process to dry and sustain the reaction without any other external source.

Creosote

When wood is burned incompletely in a fire (i.e. when it’s wet), tarry smoke or creosote is formed and condenses on the inside of chimney flues.

Further Information…

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Arigna Fuels
Arigna
Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Roscommon
Ireland

T: 071 9646002
F: 071 9646016
E: info@arignafuels.ie
W: www.arignafuels.ie

Arigna Fuels is a member of the International Biomass Torrefaction Council.

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See www.aebiom.org for further information.

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