Premium Wood Pellet Fuel
Curran Pellets are made from timber harvested from our sister company, Seaway Timber Harvesting. Our logging crews put the trees through a stroke delimber to remove branches and flail chipper to remove the bark, leaving clean, green stems to be chipped for wood pellet production. The clean, green chips are then ground to 5/8" minus put through a dryer and ground again into 3/8" minus sawdust. The sawdust is then extruded into pellets with pure compression and no additives. Wood pellets then are passed through two shaker screens to remove sawdust and loose fines.
We take pride in the wood pellets we produce as we can control the raw material supply that goes into making our high-quality wood pellets. We are also proud of the certifications and accreditations our company has achieved from the hard work and dedication of all of our employees.
Curran Renewable Energy received qualification to the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program as one of its first participants. This program is the only one of its kind in the United States. Producing quality fuel has always been our priority, and by taking this step, we are ensuring consistent fuel for our consumers.
To meet the criteria of the PFI Standards Program, we work with an independent accredited auditing agency and testing laboratory that performs random monthly audits at our production facility to ensure we are following the premium grade quality program. Wood pellets are tested according to the program specifications through the PFI, and it's accredited lab at Timber Products Inspection. We also test in-house on a per hour basis following the same specs. By taking these steps, we ensure that our pellet quality remains consistent.
As a program participant, we can proudly display the PFI Premium Graded Fuel Quality Mark on our pellet bags, signifying our qualification to the program requirements. The PFI Standards Program is relatively new. We are one of the early adopters of this program and one of few that have qualified.
Curran Renewable Energy is also proud to be Rainforest Alliance Certified and recognized for meeting the rigorous standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Curran Renewable Energy and Seaway Timber Harvesting are both FSC certified, but our wood pellet plant is the first Biomass facility to be FSC certified in North America. The Rainforest Alliance and FSC are independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit, international organizations established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
It is important to us to provide the highest quality wood pellets to our customers, and our participation in these programs is a symbol of our commitment.
When finding the pellet that works best in your stove, we offer three different varieties, Premium Hardwood/ Softwood Blend, Premium Hardwood and Premium 100% Softwood. All of our wood pellets are graded premium by the PFI Institute's highest standard for Residential/ Commercial Densified Fuel.