from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form into small balls. The spelling pelletise is mostly British.
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I have sometimes wondered if human beings could handle generic vegetation if we did an artificial version of the first stage – macerate, soak, heat, blend with a starter culture, dry and pelletise, then wait.
The system comes as a package with a machine to dry and pelletise manure which is then converted into heat and electricity through a thermochemical conversion in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, leaving only nitrogen and ash.