Biomass Boiler News

Energy Cost Savings of Over 50% for Apartment Complex

Applegate Housing, which started heating with a new biomass system last fall, took delivery of 437 tons of PDCs during the 2017/18 winter. This is the equivalent of almost 41,000 gallons of fuel oil. Applegate reports a total energy cost savings of well over 50% throughout the complex. Compared to an equivalent amount of oil at $2.50 a gallon, the 437 tons of PDCs cost half as much.

Upgraded PDC Delivery Truck

After four years of faithful service delivering PDCs to customer silos in Wilton, Charlestown, and Claremont, Old Fitch, as we referred to her, has been replaced. Fitch started out life as a mulch blower truck in Washington state where we purchased her four years ago. The old diesel truck was underpowered, especially under load going over Temple Mountain. Perhaps you followed her as she dropped to below 20 MPH before cresting…

Froling Energy Partners with Schmid Energy Solutions

Froling Energy is happy to announce a new business relationship with Schmid Energy Solutions of Eschlikon, Switzerland. Schmid is one of the leading manufacturers of wood-fired industrial and domestic boilers and cogeneration systems. We will be representing their line in the Northeastern United States doing design, implementation, and servicing of their boiler systems.

Mark Froling Visits Schmid Headquarters in Switzerland

Mark Froling recently flew to Eschlikon, Switzerland to tour the Schmid Energy Solutions boiler factory headquarters as well as many of their biomass boiler system installations. Schmid is a 75-year-old family business based in Switzerland that is focused on producing biomass boiler systems. With a line that includes some of the most efficient and clean burning industrial, commercial, and residential scale biomass boilers and material handling systems, Schmid has evolved…

National Bioenergy Day at Froling Energy Celebrated by NH Senators

In the afternoon guided tours were given of our recently expanded PDC manufacturing facility in Peterborough. Stops included the chip drop-off area, the screener/re-chipper, our new boiler house and high output belt dryer, and the PDC storage area where over 300 tons are stored for use this fall. Scott Nichols, President of Tarm USA and Tom Fullerton of Viessmann USA both had displays set up where they spoke with everyone…

Open House Celebrates PDC Manufacturing Facility

Froling Energy held an open house on March 10 to celebrate our upgraded Precision Dry Wood Chips (PDCs) manufacturing capabilities at our Peterborough plant. Twenty four people toured the production facility to see the new advanced process that we’ve created—the results of a recent million dollar upgrade which includes an impressive 3.2 million BTU biomass boiler and a high tech belt dryer. The upgrade significantly improves system reliability, quality control, and…

Heat Local! A new article in Green Energy Times

Lately everyone is Eating Local. I think you should Heat Local! These days, there seems to be nothing more important than knowing where everything in your salad was grown, when it was picked and how far it traveled to get to your plate. Why should you eat spinach from local farms instead of spinach from California? The carbon footprint of locally grown spinach is tiny because of low transportation costs….

Thermal RECS in NH & Mass: A Game Changer!

An article that highlights the benefits of Thermal RECs was just published in the Eagle Times newspaper (Nov. 2017 update: article is no longer available). Renewable Energy Credits used to be only for electricity that was generated from renewable energy sources. However, as of two years ago, New Hampshire created Thermal RECs which the power companies can purchase in order to bring their renewable portfolios up to their required limits. That…

Pellet Boilers Installed in Hopkinton Fire Department

Here’s a story about a pellet boiler project that was up and running at the tail end of last winter. They are ready for another cold winter, keeping fire trucks and firemen warm and ready for action using locally produced wood pellets. Heating Local with wood pellets keeps thousands of dollars right here in New Hampshire. Of money on oil, only about 22% stays in the local economy—with pellets, 95%…

Urgent Need to Support Renewables in NH!

Senate Bill 26 will be heard on Wednesday February 11, at 9 AM before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. THIS BILL ENDS SUPPORTS FOR RENEWABLES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. In a nutshell, this bill will end the NHPUC’s renewable energy rebate programs, including the residential and commercial wood pellet boiler rebate programs, as well as the NHPUC’s annual competitive RFP (that has funded many biomass heating projects). It does…