Renewable, Sustainable Energy

Approximate Heating Value of Wood

Wood Type
Sawdust – green
Sawdust – kiln dry
Chips – 45% moisture
Wood pellets – 10% moisture

2-3,000 lb / cord
4-5,000 lb / cord
10-13 lb / cu ft
8-10 lb / cu ft
10-30 lb / cu ft
10-20 lb / cu ft
40-50 lb / cu ft

10-15,000,000 Btu / cord
18-24,000,000 Btu / cord
8-10,000,000 Btu / ton
14-18,000,000 Btu / ton
7,600,000 Btu / ton
9-10,500,000 Btu / ton
16,000,000 Btu / ton

Why consider Alternative Energy?

  • The moisture content of BIO BLOCKS is 8.5% according to a study at the University of Buffalo, compared to firewood that is considered seasoned at 20%.
  • Fuel oil and natural gas are susceptible to market conditions.
  • BIO BLOCKS are environmentally friendly using renewable resources.
  • Made in the U.S.A. which keeps jobs here and lessens our dependence on foreign oil.
  • BIO BLOCK® are easy to stack, taking less space than a cord of wood. Our pallet size is 40″ x 48″ x 36″.
  • Uniform size, density and moisture ensures predictable burning each time.
  • During power outages, BIO BLOCKS still provide heat.
  • Less smoke, ash and creosote = less time maintaining your stove and chimney.
  • Reclaim your weekends! No more time splitting and chopping firewood!
  • Efficient warmth. 1 ton of BIO BLOCKS® is equivalent to 1½ cords of wood.
  • 100% Recycled product. No trees are harvested to create this product.
  • Clean! Bugs and dirt are not brought into your house.

“The use of cord wood and wood pellets as the primary residential space heating fuel has increased by 33% since 2005, to about 2.6 million households in 2014. About 8% of households use wood as a secondary source of heat, making wood second only to electricity as a supplemental heating fuel.”

-U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 6, 2015

Know the Facts...

Biomass fuels are derived from renewable sustainable sources such as wood pellets, corn and switch grass that are alternatives to fossil fuels. Some biomass fuels are even considered carbon neutral, or better, utilizing waste products from other industries such as cherry pits and sawdust.

– Excerpt from the Home, Patio, Barbeque Association Website.

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