New Nova Pellet Eco System Turnkey Pelleting Facility Installed In Shetland

Gremista Biomass facility in Lerwick in the Shetland Isles have recently funded a project to reduce scrap wood waste, pallets, cable drums etc and turn it in to pellets for use in Biomass heating boilers that are used to transfer heat into various leisure centres and swimming pools around Shetland, including the latest facility in Brae (North Mainland Leisure Centre).

The Nova Pellet Eco System Line, supplied by UK agent JJ Smith, comprises of a 10mc capacity wood chip hopper with a walking floor which loads through a screw into a magnetic screener and separator. The wood chip is then fed thru a hammer mill / refiner to reduce the size of the chips down to a smaller particles suitable to make the pellets. The cyclone fan then takes the waste material directly into the pellet press for processing.

The pellets are produced through a die specified exactly for the type of waste material to be processed and then with the aid of two separate rollers, the pellets exit out through a vibrating conveyor and onto a bucket elevator which loads the pellets directly into bags or alternatively into a pellet silo. The Eco Pellet Plant is controlled through a full PLC operating system which monitors and controls all the main production settings and functions. The full line is capable of producing around 400kg of pellets per hour and is now fully operational.

Nova Pellet produce a full range of different systems starting from the entry level N-Pico model that can produce upwards of 40kg per hour right up to 2500kg per hour on the N Plus model. Pellet sizes can be specified at either 6 or 8mm dia depending on the model / specification of the machine specified. In addition to being used in biomass facilities, pellets are also now widely used in both domestic and commercial heating systems.