Forum Home» Energy» LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels

Biomass wood pellet prices - bagged and bulk

New Post Advanced Search
Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.

Biomass wood pellet prices - bagged and bulk

169 replies 79.2K views
thozzathozza Forumite
245 posts
Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
✭✭
There are threads about the prices of most off-grid energy sources on MSE, but I cannot find one about biomass wood pellets, so I thought that I would share my findings.

The below prices are for 10kg or 15kg bagged pellets on a pallet, and are either published internet prices, or phone quotes, prices include VAT at 5%. All are ENplus A1 certified -

http://www.pelletcouncil.org.uk/consumer-information/bagged-pellets

I was surprised how much variation there is between suppliers of bagged pellets and needless to say that my latest delivery has been from Plumb Center. Price per Kw based on 4.8Kw/kg

http://www.plumbcenter.co.uk/
Source - Balcas Brites
Weight on pallet - 880kg
Price per pallet - £199.50
Price per tonne - £226.70

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0472

http://www.forever-fuels.com/
Source - Land Energy
Weight on pallet - 980kg
Price per pallet - £240.00
Price per tonne - £244.90

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0510

http://www.land-energy.com/wood-pellets/
Source - Land Energy
Weight on pallet - 1000kg
Price per pallet - £246.00
Price per tonne - £246.00
Price per Kilowatt - £0.0513

http://www.brites.eu/
Source - Balcas Brites
Weight on pallet - 1000kg
Price per pallet - £252.00
Price per tonne - £252.00

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0525

http://www.woodpellets2u/
Source - CPL Homefire (Verdo?)
Weight on pallet - 980kg
Price per pallet - £249.90
Price per tonne - £255.00

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0531

http://www.biomassfuel.supplies/
Source - Blazers
Weight on pallet - 960kg
Price per pallet - £244.95
Price per tonne - £255.16

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0532

https://www.luxurywood.co.uk/
Source - Land Energy
Weight on pallet - 980kg
Price per pallet - £259.00
Price per tonne - £264.29

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0551

http://www.liverpoolwoodpellets.co.uk/
Source - Balcas Brites
Weight on pallet - 975kg
Price per pallet - £268.00
Price per tonne - £274.87

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0573

http://www.verdorenewables.co.uk/
Source - Verdo
Weight on pallet - 960kg
Price per pallet - £269.00
Price per tonne - £280.21

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0584

https://www.luxurywood.co.uk/
Source - Verdo
Weight on pallet - 960kg
Price per pallet - £269.00
Price per tonne - £280.21

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0584

http://cjtimber.com/
Source - Blazers
Weight on pallet - 1005kg
Price per pallet - £297.08
Price per tonne - £295.60

Price per Kilowatt - £0.0616

I understand that bulk prices are lower, hopefully others will be able to add some bulk prices for comparison.
«13456717

Replies

  • edited 8 December 2014 at 5:11PM
    [Deleted User][Deleted User]
    0 posts
    MoneySaving Newbie
    edited 8 December 2014 at 5:11PM
    mole valley, verdo enplus 1, 10kg bags availabe from the store at £2.99 per bag. No storage at home needed as they always have them

    whitehorse energy prices are per pallet delivered as are liverpool wood pellets. Some of the above in post 1 do not include delivery eg plumb centre delivery is £18. If getting RHI then the pellets must be from a certified supplier http://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/find-a-fuel .

    10kg bags are obviously easiest to handle, I am speaking as a 5` woman


    A useful list thozza
  • thozzathozza Forumite
    245 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭
    In this case the Plumb Center price INCLUDES delivery.

    It is significantly less than their list price, and they will deliver for free if you are within 'range' of a depot, I am around 12 miles away.

    As with all dealings with builders/plumbers merchants, be prepared to haggle.

    Mole Valley have a delivery service - http://www.moleenergy.com/ but they were a similar price to buying direct from Verdo.
  • Thank you for starting this thread, I've been buying pellets for 3 years now,the price was £180 per tonne 3 years ago.

    I have now invested in a 4 tonne hopper and purchase bulk blown pellets which are around £210 per tonne, not sure if its worth paying for the bulk option as the savings are minimal.

    I've tried all brands of pellets and found some better than others, is anyone else willing to share their bulk price.

    Cheers
  • Bulk blown pellets are usually more expensive than bagged ones owing to the cost of delivery.

    A
  • thozzathozza Forumite
    245 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭
    Interesting, I had heard that bulk pellets were cheaper, somewhere under £200/T delivered, but there don't seem to be any readily available sources on line that publish prices.
  • Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.
  • RobwizRobwiz Forumite
    364 posts
    thozza wrote: »
    Interesting, I had heard that bulk pellets were cheaper, somewhere under £200/T delivered, but there don't seem to be any readily available sources on line that publish prices.

    The suppliers are very cagey about publishing bulk prices – responding to specific enquiries only. I suspect the best prices can only be achieved if a customers buys a whole tanker load. As this requires a big investment in a very large hopper it's debatable whether buying in bulk is worthwhile for a residential user.
  • thozzathozza Forumite
    245 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭
    I have done a small amount of digging about to try and get some prices for bulk deliveries, I made a few enquiries for the delivered price to N. Lincs of 4T of bulk pellets, the prices all came in around the £250-£260/T mark, making bagged cheaper. To me this seems counter intuitive as both need to be delivered by lorry, but perhaps pallet networks are more economic than dedicated bulk tankers?

    As Robwiz says, the way to get a significantly lower price is to take a tanker full, >14T according to Verdo and they will not deliver less than this themselves, leaving smaller fills to their distributors.

    Looks like bagged pellets are the way to go, certainly the pricing is more transparent, and as there are a number of 'alternative' wholesalers such as Plumb Center, PTS/Travis Perkins there is an opportunity to negotiate.
  • thozzathozza Forumite
    245 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭
    Another price via a colleague for bulk

    Delivered price per tonne inc VAT

    scheduled delivery ~ £255 (delivery within a few days)
    shared delivery ~£235 (might have to wait a couple of weeks)

    This was Forever Fuels
  • edited 19 January 2015 at 11:10PM
    thozzathozza Forumite
    245 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭
    edited 19 January 2015 at 11:10PM
    I have just seen that the price of bagged pellets from Forever Fuels has also increased, and the supply source has changed

    http://www.forever-fuels.com/
    Source - Pelletsfirst (Shipped from Portugal)
    Weight on pallet - 875kg
    Price per pallet - £249.90
    Price per tonne - £285.60

    Price per Kilowatt - £0.0595

    Quite a substantial increase from £244.90/T previously!

    Also another supplier I have found is LCEnergy:

    https://lcenergy.co.uk/
    Source - Greenwood (Laois Sawmills, Ireland)
    Weight on pallet - 990kg
    Price per pallet - £242.00
    Price per tonne - £244.44

    Price per Kilowatt - £0.0505

    They also supply Verdo, Balcas & Blazers pellets at a higher price.
  • frugal90frugal90 Forumite
    308 posts
    Ninth Anniversary 100 Posts
    ✭✭
    £199.50 per tonne if you get from Puffin pellets in North East Scotland -good pellets and good delivery service -min 4tonne order


    frugal
    Early retired in summer 2018 and loving it
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support