Contact: Mary Scanlon
Maine Energy Systems
Phone: (207) 824-6749
Fax: (207) 824-4816
8 Airport Road
Bethel, ME  04217
www.maineenergysystems.com
mary@maineenergysystems.com

Maine Energy Systems

Media Release

Maine Energy Systems Fully Pneumatic Wood Pellet Delivery Truck Arrives

Based on European design this makes bulk wood pellet delivery fast and efficient.

Bethel, Maine, December 7, 2010:   Maine Energy Systems has worked with Trans Tech Industries, Inc. of Brewer, Maine, and Tropper Maschinen Und Anlagen GmbH, Redlham, Austria, to manufacture the first fully pneumatic bulk pellet delivery truck in the U.S.  This truck will efficiently deliver wood pellets in bulk to homes, businesses, and institutions.

Based on successful European design and the use of the Tropper aeration beds, this pressurized body delivers pellets into pellet storage bins, storage rooms and silos at high rates of speed with minimal damage to the fuel.  This truck moves a ton of pellets in under 4 minutes, a marked improvement on earlier mechanical/airlock designs which averaged 14 minutes a ton.

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

The Northeast burns more than 80% of the #2 heating oil consumed in the country each year.  With sustainably harvested biomass, such as wood pellets, as a replacement for some of that consumption, we can reduce our dependency on foreign oil, bolster the regional economy, and greater reduce our carbon footprint.

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Headquartered in Bethel, ME, Maine Energy Systems(MESYS) is Maine’s leading distributor of wood pellet boilers systems and wood pellet bulk delivery. MESYS pioneered the introduction of automatic wood pellet boiler systems and bulk pellet distribution to the U.S. beginning in June 2008.  MESys was motivated by the New Englanders' extraordinary dependence on #2 oil for home, business, and institutional heating.  For more information, please visit www.maineenergysystems.com or call 207-824-6749.