Vidirbins

The BiomassBEST unit burns straw, wood chips, manure and other biomass waste



The tarp covered bale conveyor protects the bales as well as feeding operation during winter.



Clean exhaust emissions as a result of better combustion process and particulate trapping.

Straw bales are abundantly available in prairies. Compared to any other fuel, straw is the cheapest and renewable.

When a community invests in a district heating system, and purchases straw from area farmers, the money stays in the community.

FUEL COST COMPARISON CHART (1 million BTU = 1.055056 gigajoule)

Energy Source BTU Unit Efficiency Cost Unit Cost / 1MM BTU or 1GJ 1 straw bale is worth
Oil
36,175
Litre
75%
$0.700
$25.80
$218.80
Electric
3,409
Kwh
95%
$0.057
$17.60
$148.83
Natural Gas
35,513
Cu meter
75%
$0.355
$13.33
$112.72
Propane
23,595
Litre
95%
$0.410
$18.01
$152.33
Hardwood
25,181,591
Cord 3000#
55%
$150.00
$10.83
$91.59
Softwood
19,370,455
Cord 3000#
55%
$100.00
$9.39
$79.38
Wood Pellets
12,913,636
Tonne
90%
$200.00
$17.21
$145.53
Estevan Coal
14,498,570
Tonne
65%
$45.00
$4.78
$40.38
Alberta Coal
22,017,750
Tonne
80%
$65.00
$3.69
$31.21
Wheat straw
8,456,710
500 kg
85%
$15.00
$2.09
$15.00
Flax straw
9,455,795
500 kg
85%
$15.00
$1.87
$17.65

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