Biomass Heating


Biomass thermal energy is the use of biomass for space and domestic water heating, process heat, and the thermal portion of combined heat and power.

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HeatSpring’s Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway!

At HeatSpring, we celebrate innovative builders and designers who work to improve the overall quality and performance of public and residential buildings…
Our Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway was created for those who have helped plan, design, construct, and/or operate a high performance building. Entrants could submit a photo of their high performance project(s).* The photo could show the entire high performance building or […]

2-Pipe Versus 4-Pipe Buffer Tank Configurations

In the following article, HeatSpring instructor John Siegenthaler discusses 2-Pipe Verses 4-Pipe Buffer Tank Configurations.
Read on to learn more about…

The importance of a properly sized buffer tank for both wood gasification boilers and boilers fueled by pellets/wood chips
The primary differences between 2-pipe and 4-pipe buffer tank configurations
How water temperature effects the buffer tank
Determining which configuration(s) will work […]

Forest and Biomass Grants: Meet the Man Who’s Helped Companies Acquire $2.5 Million+

The article below is an interview with Craig Rawlings, President & CEO of the Forest Business Network (FBN). Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the forest products industry. As a “serial entrepreneur,” Craig has started and run several successful construction and forest product-related businesses, culminating with Forest Business Network.

Craig’s mission is to help […]

February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Biomass, Q+A, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , |

[Free Tool] Siegenthaler’s ‘Hydronics Design Studio 2.0’ Demo

We created the Hydronics Design Studio (HDS) to assist heating professionals in designing high performance hydronic heating systems.  It represents the state-of-the-art in computer-assisted design for modern hydronic heating systems.  Thousands of professionals use the HDS, but if you’re not yet familiar with it, I’d like to offer you a free demo version to get acquainted with the […]

John Siegenthaler Reviews Heat Pumps

In the article below, John Siegenthaler, Principal of Appropriate Designs, explains how air-to-water heat pumps offer new opportunities for hydronic pros. At the end of the article, John runs the numbers to answer the question: “How does the performance of an air-to-water heat pump compare to that of a geothermal heat pump?”  John teaches two […]