Biomass Boiler News

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…

Renewables are being threatened with 2 NH House Bills

Time is running short. The NH House Energy Committee is acting on 2 bills which will be a huge setback for renewable base businesses and their (future) customers. It is BIG MISTAKE to pull NH out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and repealing the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Please write your house representative and your Senator—especially Andy Sanborn who represents Peterborough and is a sponsor of HB 543….

Precision Dry Wood Chips (PDCs) – Delivered!

Our truck was filled with 15 tons of freshly made Froling Energy PDCs (60 yards) and was then driven from Peterborough to Charlestown, NH. Confidently, we hooked up our hose to the pipe for Fuel Bin #1. In a matter of minutes, the chips were transferred. Success! This all started last year when we installed about a dozen biomass boilers capable of reaching one half million (500,000) BTUs or more. These boilers have been engineered to accommodate burning either wood…

Governor Maggie Hassan checks out Froling Energy at NH Energy Summit

The Froling Energy team had a very interesting morning at the NH Energy Summit listening to speakers with a variety of backgrounds in energy—from propane and natural gas to wind power and electric companies. Governor Maggie Hassan was most eloquent in her support for all fuels, especially those that originate here in New Hampshire. We were very happy that she came by our table to see what Froling Energy has been up…

Froling Energy introduces a new renewable fuel to New England

It’s hard to think about winter during these late-summer days, but preparations for another heating season are already underway at Froling Energy. For the last six years, my company has been successfully installing wood pellet boilers in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This year we decided to add a new division to the company: making and delivering a new kind of biomass fuel that will reduce heating costs for our larger…

Get our new “HEAT LOCAL” Bumper Sticker

Everyone wants to EAT LOCAL these days, so why not get your home’s heating fuel locally too?  Heat Local means using the fuels that are local to New England: WOOD and WOOD PELLETS! Make a statement about originating all your heating fuels from New England–or wherever you live!  Keeping your energy dollars in your region is important to our local economies.  Stats show that 95% of the money you spend on…