About Balcas brites Wood Pellets

So how did Balcas branch out into wood pellets?  With over 50 years’ experience in the timber trade Balcas branched out into renewable energy in 2004, specifically biomass, to pioneer wood pellets branded brites for the UK and Irish markets. Since then the company has continued to lead the industry in terms of quality, service, innovation and national presence.

Wood Pellets from Balcas brites

Wood Pellets from Balcas brites

So how did we begin to manufacture wood pellets?

The first Balcas CHP and pellet manufacturing plant based in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where the company is headquartered, started production in 2004, with a capacity of 55,000 tonnes. The company’s second CHP and pellet manufacturing plant was constructed in 2007 in Invergordon, Scotland with a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes. The opening of this plant firmly positioned Balcas as the largest wood pellet fuel manufacturer in Great Britain and Ireland.

brites are manufactured from pure sawdust, a by-product from the sawmills on site and all wood used is sourced from sustainable forests approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Both of the brites production sites are self-sufficient in electricity, displacing energy previously generated from fossil fuels and permits Balcas to sell surplus electricity to the grid.

With a turnover of circa £100 million, Balcas has 340 direct employees.  In addition, 300 people are engaged in forest harvesting and haulage (see www.balcas.com/about/our-history/ for further information).

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Our Certificates

ENplus Pellet Producer Certificates

ENplus Trader Certificate

Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Certificate (WFQA)

FSC Certificate

Commitment to Sustainable Pellet Production


Product Specification

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brites Pellet Specification


Accreditations and Certifications

We are BSL Authorised

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