Using pellets or Corn in a EFM 520 Coal Boiler

Using pellets or Corn in a EFM 520 Coal Boiler

PostBy: vermontday On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:02 pm

It would be a great sales boost for EFM if they could develop their 520 unit to have the ability to burn the above, even if it is only a 50% mix with coal.

Not only would this spread out the available fuel options, it would put them in better standing with those that want to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
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Re: Using pellets or Corn in a EFM 520 Coal Boiler

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:06 pm

With pellets in scarce supply and priced at $300/ton or more, I'm not sure this would be a great idea.
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Re: Using pellets or Corn in a EFM 520 Coal Boiler

PostBy: vermontday On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:11 pm

I agree right now it would not make economic sense. The two problems are that EFM's can last for 40 years and who knows what the government might tax or credit by then?

One gentleman the other day said he heard of farmers mixing 50% coal with 50% corn in their EFM.
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