The popularity of pellet fuel appliances is growing rapidly due to their energy efficiency and lack of pollutants resulting from use. According to Energy.gov, “Pellet fuel appliances are more convenient to operate than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces, and some have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies. As a consequence of this, they produce very little air pollution. In fact, pellet stoves are the cleanest solid fuel residential heating appliance. Pellet stoves that are certified by the EPA are likely to be in the 70% to 83% efficiency range. Pellet stoves have heating capacities that range between 8,000 and 90,000 Btu per hour. They are suitable for homes as well as apartments or condominiums.”
If you’ve chosen a pellet fuel appliance for winter home heating, and are concerned about the environment and fuel efficiency, JavaFlame® is the pellet for you. JavaFlame® is made from up-cycled coffee grounds and is sustainably produced in the USA.
Why coffee grounds? Coffee is an iconic beverage known for its distinctive taste and aroma. Millions of people have a cup to start the day, and it’s one of the largest commodities in the world. It’s also an industry. Even if you don’t drink it, there’s no denying its place in society. We see coffee shops in every neighborhood, and java connoisseurs have abundant options for home brewing machines and mugs. However, we rarely, if ever, think about the coffee grounds. Global coffee production is estimated to create more than 23 million tons of waste per year, making coffee grounds one of the largest sources of organic waste in landfills.
Sustainable Resources Group has developed technology that helps companies meet zero landfill goals by creating natural consumer products to replace less eco-friendly hard and softwood pellet options using coffee grounds. One of these products is JavaFlame® Premium Fuel Pellets which harnesses the natural energy in coffee for a more earth-healthy way to heat your home.
There are several factors that make JavaFlame® pellets a better choice than traditional hardwood pellets. These are environmental impact, heat value, and ash production.
Let’s take a look at these advantages:
Environmental Impact: The majority of hardwood pellets produced in the United States come from whole trees, with only 24% coming from mill & forest residual sources (earth.org). And burning wood pellets can create a carbon debt which takes nature a significant amount of time to repay with new tree growth. JavaFlame® pellets are made from spent coffee grounds produced by international beverage manufacturers, which saves natural resources like oak trees and stops those grounds from entering our landfills.
Heat Value: Sustainable and organic doesn’t mean that our pellets are weak. In fact, they outperform standard pellets in heat value, ash content, and total heating time. These premium pellets offer 35% more heating value than most standard hardwood pellets on the market. This means your pellet supply lasts longer.
The pellets can be used for pellet blends or by themselves. Use with all pellet and biomass boilers. The table below shows the results from a 2-lb pellet burn test, SRG’s analyses, and the ones advertised by the competitors.
Ash Production: JavaFlame® is not only an excellent fuel source due to its heating value, but it also makes clean-up easier with 80% less ash than traditional hardwood pellets.
Choosing JavaFlame® enhances the fuel efficiency benefits of your pellet fuel appliance. It offers better heating value, less ash, and is an eco-friendly way to stay warm all winter. Your home will feel as cozy as your morning cup, with a slight aroma of coffee filling the air.