Brites wood pellets, made by Ireland’s leading wood pellet manufacturer Balcas in County Fermanagh, are the first in Ireland to receive certification under ENplus, the new standard for premium quality wood pellets across Europe. The new ENplus certification is the first of its kind and the Austrian certification body in co-operation with the European Pellet Council aims to ensure the supply of standardised, high-quality wood pellets for end users.
The complete supply chain is evaluated; meaning certification is only awarded to manufactures after the wood pellets, the labelling, logistics, storage and delivery to end user is assessed to ensure that the customer receives the highest quality wood pellets. As wood pellets become an ever more important energy carrier, a clearly defined uniform quality level becomes indispensable.
Paula Keelagher, business development manager at brites, says: “As the leading wood pellet manufacturer in the UK and Ireland we had to ensure that Balcas led the way and set an example for the industry by achieving this accolade. Quality has always been our main objective and to be a certified product across the whole manufacturing process is an
immense achievement for both Balcas and the brites team.”
Maeve Parkinson, technical officer at brites, and Judith Keyes, Miss Earth, celebrate brites certification under ENplus.