MESSERSMITH
MANUFACTURING, INC.
Design, Fabrication & Installation of State-of-the-Art
Industrial Biomass Boiler Systems
Gailyn and Valerie Messersmith
Bark River, Michigan
A LITTLE ABOUT US…
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Located in Bark River, Michigan
Incorporated in 1982
Over 100 systems installed - Alaska to Maine
Typical application found in hospitals, schools,
as well as wood and lumber processing
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ADVANTAGES OF BIOMASS FUELS
• Renewable and
Sustainable
• Locally available
• Carbon Neutral
• Fewer Emissions
• Lower Cost
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System Example
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LOCAL MESSERSMITH SYSTEMS
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Wetterau Wood Products – Antigo, WI
Canopy Gardens – Antigo, WI
Reedsburg Hardwoods – Reedsburg, WI
Goeman’s Wood Products – Hartford, WI
Stetson Hardwoods – Stetsonville, WI
Krueger Lumber – Valders, WI
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Fuel Source Costs Compared to
Wood Chips
Fuel Sources
3x
2x
2x
Wood Chips
Heating Oil
Natural Gas Wood Pellets
(times the amounts of wood chips)
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COST SAVINGS
2006-07 Heating Season
Facility
Building Month
Sq. Ft.
Per
Season
Chips
Tons
% of Net
BTUs
from
Wood
100%
Fossil
Fuel
Costs
Actual Estimated Percent Output
Fuel
Savings Savings mmBTU
Costs w/
Wood
Brattlebo
ro Union
HS
390,000
6
1602
84%
$248,753
$92,680
$156,073
63%
8.5
Hanover
HS
187,000
6
816
82%
$109,960
$47,038
$62,922
57%
5.0
Richmond
Middle
School
107,000
6
377
92%
$45,290
$6,009
$29,281
65%
3.0
Westminster
Center
School
52,000
8
246
91%
$36,826
$13,091
$23,735
64%
2.0
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QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
• Fuel
– What fuel is locally available?
– What is the cost and how will it be transported?
• Site Location
– What location is near the existing boiler room?
– Has sufficient space for new equipment?
– Has access to roads that can handle large trucks?
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QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
• Buildings
– What type and size structure is needed to house
the system?
• Personnel
– Who will operate and maintain the system and
what will it cost?
• Pre-feasibility
– Can potential cost savings offset the total cost of
the project?
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KRUEGER LUMBER
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KRUEGER LUMBER
• If Krueger Lumber used #2 Heating Oil for the
Heating Season to produce same output as
on wood chips…
• Would need: 61,892 gallons of #2 heating
oil
61,892 gallons x $2.97/gal = $183,819 fuel cost
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KRUEGER LUMBER
• If Krueger Lumber used Wood Chips for the
Heating Season to produce same output as
on heating oil…
• Value of wood chips burned was $31,000
$183,819
$31,000
$152,819
heating oil
wood chips
Net fuel cost savings!!
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KRUEGER LUMBER
• Additional costs with Boiler System:
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Routine Maintenance – clean out ash - $4,500
Repairs - $4,474.64
• After wood chips, maintenance and repairs
still resulting in a cost savings of $143,844.36!
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KRUEGER LUMBER
According to Larry Krueger,
“Burning wood waste makes a lot of
environmental sense. Burning fossil fuel takes carbon
out of the ground and into the atmosphere. With
wood, you take the ash from burning, bury it, and put
carbon back into the earth. Plus, the fuel source,
growing trees, remove carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere. It’s a win, win.”
KRUEGER LUMBER
Fuel Handling System
Fuel Storage
Fuel Augers
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KRUEGER LUMBER
Boiler and Combustor
Controls
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KRUEGER LUMBER
Fuel Handling System
Breeching to Cyclone
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Thank you!
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Gailyn and Valerie Messersmith
www.burnchips.com
906.466.9010
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