EOM’s speciality is trading and brokerage of biofuels, in particular biomass.
Our special focus is on wood pellets as that is today the numerically most sought after biomass. Wood pellet production has long been growing worldwide against a background of increasing interest from purchasers as this product’s properties make it flexible for both dedicated and co-fired industrial boilers as well as private homeowners’ stoves, all while sustainability requirements are constantly becoming updated to ensure the product’s continued viability as a bio-friendly fuel. Especially European and now also East Asian sales of wood pellets are now steadily increasing over a number of years and the total market is in the 10s of millions of tonnes, illustrating the confidence of utilities and households alike in the availability and sustainability in wood pellets.
Having years of experience in the trade of wood pellets we regard them to be an important solution to ensuring good access to base load renewable energy today and in the future, as well as supporting environmentally conscious residents with fuel that helps them to individually decrease their carbon footprint, all reasons for our continued focus on this product.
We therefore trade in both industrial grade pellets and in pellets focused on the private consumer, which are often EN Plus certified.
At the moment we are apart from wood pellets especially concentrating on wood chips, olive residue and sunflower husk pellets. Wood chips are currently popular with not the least some major utilities that have special boilers designed for burning them to produce power and heating. Even though logistics are trickier than those of wood pellets because of the lower density and higher moisture content of wood chips, if these are handled correctly there are rather large volumes that can be procured and the overall economics can be better depending on the market, all while sustainability issues can be managed similar to how it is done with wood pellets. The choice between chips and pellets is mainly depending on the profile of the particular end-user and correct timing and sourcing chains.
In the same time, there is renewed interest on biomass in the form of olive residue from the olive oil industry. While the classic olive residue application in co-firing with coal is becoming less common these days in environmentally minded countries as a result of aims to phase out the use of coal and resulting carbon emissions, it is more often being used in industries needing biomass for its own use. Comparatively cheap and in the same time still with a rather high energy content typically around 16 GJ/MT it is a good replacement for wood pellets or chips for those types of businesses.
There is here a choice between a number of products such as especially olive cake, olive pellets and olive stones (pits), all of which sometimes use alternative names because of a lack of a unifying classification. For example, olive cake is sometimes also called olive pomace cake, although this can even refer to olive pellets. The good economics of olive residue make it very attractive, but in the same time the lack of expertise as shown by the naming confusion and the fragmented supply dependent on olive harvests from numerous suppliers make it important for procurers to have good knowhow in dealing with these products and we take pride in the fact that we have many years’ expertise in doing that and are able to provide assistance to customers wishing to deal with olive residue.
In all cases we at EOM are very careful to ensure that whatever products we trade keep to the required quality standards and sustainability criteria by carefully monitoring quality through professional control organisations and maintaining the necessary certifications.Contact us:
Phone: +44 7425 608 270