In order to establish a better understanding between manufacturers and users, codes of good practice, quality guidelines and national standards have been developed. For wood pellets and in Europe, the first national standard on quality was developed in 1998, Sweden – other countries followed and with the need of a very high quality of pellets, national standards were developed.
In general, wood pellets quality standards:
- guarantee a common, official, national quality of fuel pellets, heating equipment, transport and storage;
- ensure legal compliance and security for all involved market actors by defining responsibilities and duties;
- help to overcome and harmonize friction points along the supply chain by defining special quality indicators and limit values;
- inform the final consumers about quality characteristics;
- and therefore ensure customer satisfaction.