All The Warmth But None of The Costs, UK Helps Keep the Heat
As the temperature drops, heat bills rise. University of Kentucky Extension Services is working with local resource agents to implement a new boiler that relies on biomass gasification in place of propane. This winter will determine the success of the boiler, which has been installed in a local agent’s farm. The boiler provides heat for five local greenhouses, a roadside market and local building nearby, which previously relied on 2,000 gallons of propane in the winter. The unit is rated at 95 percent efficiency, if it works well through the winter the boiler will save the community and local businesses money on heating bills, a wonderfully green solution to heating an entire farming operation.