First fully pneumatic bulk pellet delivery truck

December 14, 2010
 Bulk pellet delivery truck  
Photos: Maine Energy Systems
Dec. 14, 2010, Bethel, ME – Maine Energy Systems has worked with Trans Tech Industries Inc. of Brewer, Maine, and Tropper Maschinen Und Anlagen GmbH of Redlham, Austria, to manufacture the first fully pneumatic bulk pellet delivery truck in the United States. This truck will efficiently deliver wood pellets in bulk to homes, businesses, and institutions.

Based on successful European design and the use of Tropper aeration beds, this pressurized tank delivers pellets into bins, storage rooms, and silos at high rates of speed with minimal damage to the fuel. This truck moves a ton of pellets in less than four minutes. It is a marked improvement on earlier mechanical/airlock designs, which averaged 14 minutes/ton.

This is an important milestone along the way to creating wood pellet distribution infrastructure in the northeastern United States. For several years, there have been highly efficient centralized heating solutions with wood pellet fired boiler systems for home and business. Now, the fuel delivery engineering in the United States has caught up with the heating technology.

The Northeast burns more than 80% of the No. 2 heating oil consumed in the USA each year. Sustainably harvested biomass such as wood pellets as a replacement for some of that consumption can reduce the dependency on oil, bolster the regional economy, and reduce the carbon footprint.

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