Triple Green Energy
Our changing climate is a threat to the economy and communities in which we live. We at Triple Green Energy take the matter seriously and are proud to be a leading North American clean energy solution provider. Triple Green Energy is proud to manufacture and distribute our biomass furnace systems made in Manitoba by SCW Manufacturing of Headingly, MB and our BioRoter compost digestion systems. In addition to our own line of products, we are representatives of ElectraTherm ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) Generators and HSE Solar products. Let’s work together to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels for a cleaner & greener environment!
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Vidir Machine was started by Willie B. Dueck in 1979 as a farm repair shop in Vidir, MB. By 1995 Vidir was manufacturing carpet carousels and cutting machines.
Willie’s oldest son, Raymond ran a successful lumber company from 1972 – 1985. In 1985 he started what was to become ProfitMaster Computer Systems Canada, and grew the company into the largest lumberyard targeted POS system, processing more than $500,000,000 sales annually for his customers.
When Raymond joined Vidir Machine Shop, in late ’95, the company had 16 employees.
Under his leadership, the company grew to 160 employees in 6 new companies, including Vidir Florida, Vidir Teulon, Vidir Morris, Vidir Bins, and Biomass Energy System Technologies Inc. Mr. Dueck is a registered inventor with more than a dozen patents. For a list of his patented inventions, click here.
During the early years Biomass Energy System Technologies Inc. developed the two stage combustion TGE (Triple Green Energy) series of biomass furnaces. The TGE series was developed to burn straw and other types of grasses, which contain a high concentration of silica.
In 2016 the company decided to add additional product to their lineup in addition to the TGE series by developing a new TGC (TripleGreenCast) series and concentrating on marketing the TripleGreenFlame and GreenAirHeat models by SCW Manufacturing.
Biomass is the sequestered energy from the sun, or stored solar energy. When released in a controled way, this energy can be used to heat communities, commercial buildings, and large farming operations. The term biomass refers to structural and non-structural carbohydrates and other compounds produced through photosynthesis consisting of plant materials and agricultural, industrial, and municipal wastes and residues. The components of biomass include cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, lipids, proteins, simple sugars, starches, water, hydrocarbons, ash and other compounds.
Biomass consists of organic residues from plants and animals, which are obtained primarily from the harvesting and processing of agricultural and forestry crops. The most cost effective heating occurs when biomass wastes and byproducts destined for landfill are redefined and reformatted so that they become fuels for producing energy. Examples of biomass residues that are frequently wasted but could be utilized in as an energy source are forest slash, urban wood waste, lumber waste, as well as straw and other agricultural waste.
Biomass is a renewable low carbon fuel, readily available throughout most areas in North America.
It is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions when compared with fossil fuels. Every ton of pellets used instead of oil reduces carbon emissions by 1.5 tons. (Pellet institute) Fuels are sources from wood including pellets and chips.
Forests represent one of the greatest renewable resources and provide vital ecosystem values, products, sources.
Historical trends show the volume of growing stock of hard wood and softwood tree species in the U.S. forests has increased continually over the past five decades by 49 percent between 1953 and 2006.(SAF) Trees are growing faster than they are being used.
The actual feed stock (trees and wood waste) to be used for biomass fuel as well as the conversion facilities are located locally. This means jobs stay local, and more money stays in the region for rural economies, and local development of conversion facilities such as pellet manufacturing facilities and chip plants creates more jobs.
Estimates of as many as 700,000 jobs are exported to other countries that supply the petroleum for the heating fuel used to heat homes and businesses in the Northern states. (Strauss)Benefits of biomass:
- Fuel costs are lower per BTU
- It keeps money and jobs local
- Carbon neutral
- It is a locally renewable energy source
Introduction to the BEST System
- Biomass Fuel is more cost effective than fossil fuel.
- Biomass Fuel is a renewable resource.
- Biomass Fuel is CO2 neutral.
- Biomass Fuel efficiently transports and stores.
- Fuel heating systems comply with the air emissions standards of the Kyoto Protocol.
- Biomass Fuel heating appliances provide cost-effective residential, commercial, industrial and greenhouse space heating applications.
- Biomass Fuel is not subject to world price fluctuation as is fossil fuel.
- Biomass Fuel creates 91% less greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.
Agricultural waste (straw) and forest waste (slash, and urban wood waste) is the cheapest available form of energy. The only cost of this energy is the cost of converting it into a useable format and transporting it to the utilization site.
With the growing concern over the long-term availability of fossil fuel, there is increasing interest in growing energy crops. Although such crops show promise, such an energy source will never be as cheap as biomass waste.
The counterpoint to this is that the construction of furnaces utilizing natural gas is relatively easy, and hence such furnaces are relatively cheap. Biomass furnaces are significantly more complex and hence significantly more expensive.
With proper management, the biomass resource base can be sustained indefinitely.
Biomass combustion is CO2 neutral. When biomass is burned in a furnace, it releases CO2. This is inherent to combustion. However, this same CO2 would be released whether that biomass is burned in an uncontrolled way, or if it decays naturally. The normal decay of biomass will result in more release of methane into the air than will be released if the same biomass were burned in a well-designed furnace. Methane gas is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. Most bio-fuels have a negligible sulfur content. A well-designed furnace will not generate smoke.
Fuel Price Stability:
Biofuels are widely available. In most parts of North America, there is a supply of available biomass materials, either forest or agriculture-based.
Biofuel prices are relatively stable and locally controlled. Prices have remained steady over the years in spite of wide fluctuations in fossil fuel prices, and are expected to increase more slowly than those of petroleum-based fuels.
Local Economic Benefits:
Bio-fuel dollars remain in the local economy. Biomass fuels are generated locally. Their collection, preparation, and delivery involves significant local labor input, whereas whatever benefits there are in fossil fuel distribution, they are not in the local community. The economic impact of biomass utilization activity means dollars remain in the local area, creating filter-down economic activity as well as improving the local tax base and building tax revenues.
A well-designed biomass system provides high comfort levels. Because biofuels can be inexpensive, system operators are able to justify increased building temperatures leading to greater comfort and productivity. With high-priced fossil fuels, there is greater pressure to lower temperatures for fuel cost savings.
Commercially Proven and Flexible: Biomass combustion technologies are commercially proven throughout North America, having already achieved significant market penetration in residential and large industrial applications.
Well designed biomass combustion systems are highly flexible. Solid-fuel systems can be easily converted to burn almost any conceivable fuel (solid, liquid or gaseous), thus providing the user with great flexibility in the future.
Gasification is a process that converts carbonaceous materials, such as coal or biomass, into carbon monoxide and hydrogen by reacting the raw material at high temperatures with a controlled (about one-third the oxygen needed for efficient combustion) amount of oxygen.
The resulting gas mixture is called synthesis gas or syngas and is itself a fuel. Combustion is a function of the mixture of oxygen with the hydrocarbon fuel. Gaseous fuels mix with oxygen more easily than liquid fuels, which in turn mix more easily than solid fuels. Syngas therefore inherently burns more efficiently and cleanly than the solid biomass from which it was made. Gasification is generally recognized to be a very efficient method for extracting energy from many different types of organic materials.
Additionally, the high-temperature combustion refines out corrosive and problematic ash elements such as silica, chloride and potassium, allowing clean combustion from otherwise problematic fuels, specifically straw. If these salts are not removed, they will very seriously shorten the life of any heat exchanger. The BEST patented ASilica Trap@ effectively deals with these salts.
Syngas has been used by others to run internal combustion engines, but at BEST, we burn it in the secondary chamber to extract all possible heat energy out of the biomass.