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Renewable, Sustainable Energy

Kiln-dried sawdust

Approximate Heating Value of Wood

Wood Type Density Heat
Softwood 2-3,000 lb / cord 10-15,000,000 Btu / cord 
Hardwood 4-5,000 lb / cord 18-24,000,000 Btu / cord
Sawdust - green 10-13 lb / cu  ft 8-10,000,000 Btu / ton 
Sawdust - kiln dry 8-10 lb / cu ft 14-18,000,000 Btu / ton 
Chips - 45% moisture 10-30 lb / cu ft  7,600,000 Btu / ton
Bark 10-20 lb / cu ft 9-10,500,000 Btu / ton
Wood pellets - 10% moisture 40-50 lb / cu ft 16,000,000 Btu / ton
Why consider Alternative Energy?
  • The moisture content of BIO BLOCKS is 8% according to a study at the University of Buffalo, compared to firewood that is considered seasoned at 20%.
  • Fuel oil and natural gas are susceptible to market conditions.
  • BIO BLOCKS are environmentally friendly using renewable resources.
  • Made in the U.S.A. which keeps jobs here and lessens our dependence on foreign oil.
  • BIO BLOCK® are easy to stack, taking less space than a cord of wood. Our pallet size is 40” x 48” x 36".
  • Uniform size, density and moisture ensures predictable burning each time.
  • During power outages, BIO BLOCKS still provide heat.
  • BIO BLOCKS can be used alone or mixed with cordwood.
  • Less smoke, ash and creosote = less time maintaining your stove and chimney.
  • Reclaim your weekends! No more time splitting and chopping firewood!
  • Efficient warmth. 1 ton of BIO BLOCKS® is equivalent to 1½ cords of wood.
  • 100% Recycled product. No trees are harvested to create this product.
  • Clean! Bugs and dirt are not brought into your house.

“The use of cord wood and wood pellets as the primary residential space heating fuel has increased by 33% since 2005, to about 2.6 million households in 2014. About 8% of households use wood as a secondary source of heat, making wood second only to electricity as a supplemental heating fueld." 

- U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 6, 2015

Know the Facts...

Biomass fuels are derived from renewable sustainable sources such as wood pellets, corn and switch grass that are alternatives to fossil fuels. Some biomass fuels are even considered carbon neutral, or better, utilizing waste products from other industries such as cherry pits and sawdust. 

- Excerpt from the Home, Patio, Barbeque Association Website.