Biomass boilers, Maine - Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuel - Bioenergy

What is Biomass?

men with wood bark used as biomass fuel

Woody materials are a popular fuel in the Northeast

Biomass or "Bioenergy" is energy from plants and plant derived materials. While by its very nature biomass is a "green" fuel-source, for the best efficiency and cost-savings biomass fuel sources will be created on-site or be inexpensively obtained locally at the boiler site.

Nearly all organic matter can be used as biomass fuel.

Common choices are:

  • Bark
  • Sawdust
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Pellets

These lumber production by-products, while traditionally disposed of or burned, are valuable sources of heat, steam, and/or electricity when used in a biomass boiler system.

Biomass is a safe, sensible energy solution. Converting to a biomass system can significantly reduce your energy costs and will make your organization much more sustainable. You can expect to reduce the cost of heating your buildings by 40% or more. We have included case studies for your review.


Thermal Systems is the exclusive authorized representative for Hurst Biomass Boiler Systems. We develop projects for Hurst in the six (6) New England States, plus Pennsylvania and New York.

Hurst Biomass Boiler Systems

  • Steam Boilers
  • Hot Water Boilers
  • Gasifiers
  • Complete Fuel Storage & Handling Systems

For over 34 years, Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., Inc. has been a major supplier of gas, oil & wood fired boilers to thousands of satisfied customers. Hurst also manufactures a complete line of boiler room peripherals such as deaerators, blowdown separators' surge tanks, and feed water tanks.

  • Boiler Designs: Firetube, Hybrid and Watertube
  • Boiler Size: 50 hp to 2600hp
  • Boiler Pressure: 15 psi to 600 psi

Thermal Systems, Inc. has designed, constructed and installed biomass boiler systems for all types of organizations. Our client list includes schools, college campuses and other institutions, a commercial grower, several lumber mills and numerous commercial and industrial installations.

It's not necessary to run a lumber mill or be situated in the middle of a cornfield to make biomass cost effective. Our analysis and design concepts consider transportation, on-site storage and maintenance of whatever type of biomass fuel is most appropriate.

biomass pellet closeup

Biomass pellets

In addition to being more cost-effective, converting to a biomass boiler system will significantly reduce your CO2 emissions. Converting to a biomass system will:

  • provide efficient energy for your facility
  • cut your fuel budget
  • reduce your emissions
  • enhance your sustainability

Using a Biomass system is good for your local economy, too! You'll support your local trucking contractors and provide a viable alternative for what has previously been a waste product.

Can Biomass reduce your fuel budget? To find out, please contact the Biomass Energy experts at Thermal Systems, Inc. either by calling 207.883.8981 or by submitting a completed inquiry form.

Typical Pellet Boiler Installation

typical biomass plant

Photo Credit: SolaGen Inc

Close-up view of a Biomass Boiler System

hurst solid fuel biomass boiler

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