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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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 […]

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December 16th, 2014|Categories: Biomass, Megawatt Design, Our Company|Tags: , , , , |

Heating with Biomass: It’s Not Just About the Boiler…

This article is a guest post by John Siegenthaler, Principal at Appropriate Designs and expert instructor with HeatSpring. John’s 10-week online course, Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems, teaches engineers, heating contractors, and installers how to design and install highly-efficient biomass heating systems.

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In this article, John explains why it is wrong to assume that using a high-efficiency biomass […]

How Massachusett’s Alternative Energy Credit Prices Will Impact Heat Pump and Biomass Operating Costs

We passed the Massachusetts “Clean Heat Bill” in July 2014. The final bill number is S. 2214. 

The bill created a production-based incentive, similar to solar PV renewable energy credits (SRECs), for renewable thermal technologies including solar thermal, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solid biomass, and biogas.

In this article, I’ll explain how Alternative Energy […]

October 21st, 2014|Categories: Biomass, Solar, Uncategorized||

Free 65 Minute Lecture on Biomass Thermal Storage + Free Invitation to Maine Alternative Energy Expo 2014

Interphase Energy, a Maine-based leader in supplying central pellet heating equipment throughout North America, is hosting Alternative Energy Expo 2014 at their Portland, Maine facility this Friday, September 12th, 2014 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT. Free to the public, the expo will showcase a variety of alternative energy organizations providing information and demonstrations as well […]

September 8th, 2014|Categories: Biomass, Hydronic Heating, Teaching, Uncategorized||