From the English pellet and this from late Latin pelleta that in Spanish evolved to ball . Now they call, for the moment without the approval of the Academy, small portions compressed in round or cylindrical form of various materials such as wood, cereals or other foods, organic waste or plastics. Around here in Madrid in the winter people talk a lot about wooden pellets for heating in the cottages and chalets of the mountains. They say they make them with waste from various industries, such as almond peels, hazelnuts or walnuts or remnants of the timber industry. Others say it's worth everything to this business now.
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