Case Study: Opeongo Forestry Services

Opeongo Forestry Services in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, and is a specialty lumber producer. Approximately 2 million board feet of lumber are dried annually in two dry kilns. These kilns use a combination of dehumidification by heat pumps and air heating by biomass. The fuel for the wood fired-boiler is waste wood resulting from processing timber and lumber and would otherwise have to be disposed of at a rate of $17 per ton.

System Specs

  • 146kW Grove Wood Bioblast biomass burner
  • Day storage bin
  • Screw auger
  • Insulated piping
  • Thermostatically controlled induced draft system

Cost of System

  • Installation cost: $85,000
  • Fuel cost: No costs

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