Jon Satz pushed the start button on Wood’s Market Garden’s BB500 for the first time last Sunday.
The BB500 is the largest of the multi-fuel biomass boilers offered by LEI Products under the BioBurner brand. Scott Laskowski of LEI Products was on-site to walk through the startup. After a few finishing touches on the electrical end of things, the boiler was humming along and making hot water.
Jon plans to use this boiler to heat two 40′x144′ double poly greenhouses used for a variety of vegetable crops during the year. The installation will include both air and ground heating giving the grower the flexibility to adjust how the crops and the environment are heated and how moisture is controlled.
The BB500 will be run on high quality wood pellets this year while Jon finishes the rest of the system installation and gets familiar with the operation of the boiler. But the BB500 is highly versatile when it comes to fuel. There are numerous videos at the BioBurner website showing the units burning all sorts of biomass fuels. LEI Products has included advanced instrumentation and controls not normally included in boilers of this size in order to maintain strong, clean, and highly efficient combustion. This allows the user to get the most out of their fuel and minimized emissions including particulates & smoke.