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Olive pits as biofuel

Energy consumption has been increasing over the years. This has had a strong environmental impact, which has directly affected global warming. Therefore, more and more people are looking for new sources of energy that are more environmentally friendly and efficient in order to protect the planet, such as biofuels.

Biofuels are energy sources that offer efficiency and greater energy security, produce less CO₂ and allow greater savings for the consumer. Heating systems that operate with this energy source use various types of fuels. The best known are wood and pellets, but there is another biofuel that many people still do not know about and which produces a great calorific value: olive pits.

Characteristics and benefits of olive pits

Biomass stoves and boilers use various energy sources; wood waste, pellets, almond or peach shells, or olive pits. The latter was discarded until recently, but is now used as a biofuel because of its many benefits.

It is non-polluting

Olive pits are a biofuel that emits low amounts of CO₂ into the atmosphere, which is the main greenhouse gas, and has a great impact on the environment.

Low-priced

The price of this biofuel is much lower than traditional fuels such as petrol or diesel, and even cheaper than other biofuels such as wood or pellets.

High calorific value

Olive pits have a high calorific value, which means high efficiency. Its heating power ranges between 4,100 and 4,5000 Kcal/kg.

It creates employment

Due to the increase in demand for olive stones in recent years, an olive stone industry has been created and is becoming increasingly important. Mediterranean countries as Spain or Italy are benefitting from the increase of this activity.

Heating systems that use olive pits as a fuel

Today, there is a wide variety of heating systems that use biofuels as an energy source. These systems are more environmentally friendly than conventional ones and allow the consumer to save energy.

At Ecoforest, we have a wide range of polyfuel stoves, i.e. they can run on more than one type of fuel. Mostly pellets and/or olive pits and/or almond shells. The stove or boiler needs to be of a suitable design (see model description). To adapt the equipment to the new fuel, you will need to contact your installer or regular maintenance provider to change a part (the basket) and program the equipment with this new type of fuel.

Ecoforest pellet stoves

At Ecoforest, we have three varieties of pellet stoves: air pellet stoves, ductable pellet stoves and hydro-stoves. The first are suitable for heating a single room in the house, while the other two can heat the whole house by means of a good channel that reaches all the rooms.

Ecoforest wood-burning stoves

Ecoforest wood-burning stoves are very efficient, offer excellent heating power, are very easy to maintain and are very environmentally friendly. These stoves are a good alternative to conventional heating systems, as they offer very good performance and excellent performance.

Both pellet stoves and wood stoves have some options in which you can combine the selected biofuel with other energy sources such as olive pits. In order to find out what these are, you will need to contact Ecoforest.

If you are interested in any of these heating systems or have any doubts about their operation and characteristics, please contact Ecoforest and we will provide you with all the information you need. And if you wish to use olive pits in these stoves, please inform us first and we will tell you which ones are suitable.

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