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Biomass Fuel Comparison


First of all, What is biomass fuel?
Simply explained, biomass is vegetation -- for example, trees, grasses, plant parts such as leaves, agricultural waste products, and ocean plants.
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Alternative Fuel Comparison
Biomass and renewable fuels provide amazing stored energy solutions. Obviously different biomass fuels will have different characteristics. The following information attempts to give you a tangible evaluation on the pros and cons of alternative biomass fuel choices when compared to each other and other common fuel types.

Fuel value calculator


Use this Excel document to compare fuel costs.
You will need Microsoft Excel on your computer to use this automated calculator.

Fuel value calculator (xls)


Additional comparative information as well as all the information you need to perform your own cost comparison is available on this PDF document.

Fuel Value calculations and cost comparison (PDF)



Fuel comparisons provided for:
  • Green Wood
  • Semidried Wood
  • Air-Dried Wood

    Switchgrass pellets
  • Oven dried Wood
  • Softwood (kiln dried)
  • Hardwood (kiln dried)
  • Wood pellets
  • Natural gas
  • Electricity
  • Firewood (seasoned)
  • Switchgrass (oven dried)
  • Bituminous coal
  • Shelled corn
  • Fuel Oil #2
  • Fuel Oil #6
  • Propane

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