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Need heating pellets?

December 4, 2012

If you live in the Hudson Valley and are in the market for locally produced grass heating pellets, contact Bob at 845. 800.0996 /  bob@renewableenergycenter.org or contact@hvge.org

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  1. DanS. permalink
    July 21, 2011 10:02 pm

    What’s the ash content? clinker rate? chlorine emissions? corrosiveness of the hay burn on the stoves and vent pipes? tests? potash content of the pellets? particulate emissions rate? tests? D.E.C. compliance? and must thye stoves be marked EnergyStar to get the credit or can they be “equivalent”?

    Before we buy, we need to know these things!! What labs were used for emissions testing? Can you post the results so the buying public can see? Thanks!

    • July 22, 2011 6:14 pm

      Ash content of grass pellets can range from 2 to 5%, significantly higher than premium wood pellets that are under 1%. That’s why it’s best to use them in a stove that has automated ash removal. Clinkers are unusual and can be avoided by limiting by adjusting the air:fuel ratio to match grass pellets, which burn very hot. All pellet stoves receive the 10% tax credit from EPA. Emissions are currently being studied by NYSERDA and several universities and labs across the nation. Hope that helps. At this point grass pellets have not reach the larger consumer market but we provide them to early innovators who are willing to experiment and wish to support local agricultural producers.

  2. DanS. permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:24 pm

    When will you be making the product available to “early innovators” – and can we get tonnage free if we come to pick it up? Any idea what the BTU burn rate per hour is? and whether the stoves can handle the heat? Which stoves have you guys found woks best with the grass product. I read the Cornell page – seems Bixby was the only one to burn gras reaonably well, without clinkers messing up the augers/ash removers (which is not that rare). Thanks!

  3. August 16, 2011 3:29 pm

    Don’t forget to check http://www.biomasstrader.org/ny if you want sell and/or trade wood pellets or other biomass-related materials!

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