/ If it's cold where you live, what are you heating with and what is it costing? #31
- Jul 4, 2015
- Greenwich, NY
- Branson 8050, IH 574, Oliver 1550 Diesel Utility (traded in on Branson)
Not sure what you are disputing, I went and looked up soft and hardwood pellet btu's per ton.Your chart is a bit off on some fuels. For one, corn (12% or less) is not even close to the BTU output of hardwood pellets and the cost of coal has risen exponentially as of late, especially rice coal.
And yes the cost of coal has risen I paid $450 per ton this year.
In most publications corn and wood pellets are about the same btu per pound
Fuel pellets are sold and tested be weight, so a 40 pound bag of softwood pellets equals a 40 pound bag of hardwood pellets.
- A good quality hardwood pellet has about 8,000 BTU’s/lb- 320,000 per bag.
- American Wood Fibers Ultra Premium Softwood pellets have about 8,700 BTU’s/lb- 348,000 per bag- 28,000 BTU more!
- A good quality hardwood pellet has an ash content around 0.50%.
The standard moisture content of shelled corn is 15.5 percent moisture on a wet basis. This means that each pound of shelled corn will actually consist of 0.845 pound of dry matter and 0.155 pound of water. Using a median energy content value of 8,250 BTUs per pound of dry matter, the energy content of one pound of shelled corn at 15.5 percent moisture is then 6,971 BTUs (8,250 BTUs per pound dry matter x 0.845)