Founded in 2006, A1 wood pellets was seeded by a group of entrepreneurs passionate about doing something to reduce the pollution caused by the energy industry. The initial focus was on biomass energy sources and creating a viable wood pellet manufacturing base.
The business attracted funding from the Venture Capital and Private Equity sectors and to date, over £50m has been invested into our UK operations and we are now one of the largest wood pellet manufacturer’s in the UK.
Our goal is to make wood pellet energy a “mainstream” choice for domestic & commercial users, in exactly the same way that they currently consider conventional fossil fuels.
To achieve this wood pellets have to be able to compete commercially and operationally with oil, LPG and gas.
The UK has come a long way in the past 10 years from near zero use of wood pellets to a premium pellet market of 600,000+ tonnes per annum, which is likely to double by 2020.
There is still a long way to go to meet the UK’s emissions targets and this continues to present a lot of opportunity to educate home owners and business to the sustainable benefits of wood pellets.