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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Biomass Rather Than Fossil Fuel

There are pros and cons to wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts, but one of the most promising recent home-heating developments is the biomass stove -- a combustion device much like a pellet stove. Biomass stoves burn organic fuels: cherry pits, olive pits, sunflower seeds, corn, wheat and other cereal grains. The seeds and grains go into the hopper and out comes a slow, steady stream of fuel to the combustion chamber. These fuel sources burn cleanly and contain a huge amount of energy...how hearth and heart-warming. For more, try www.magnumHeat.com for biomass and wood stoves, www.bixbyEnergy.com for biomass stoves, or www.Tulikivi.com for soapstone masonry fireplaces. /m

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