As many years as I've been heating with cordwood, I’m getting just a wee bit tired of splitting and stacking and carrying it all here and there.  Those folks with the pellet delivery trucks might just have something there.

Wood Heat Blog Posts


Mainers have been heating with wood since forever, and it is a no-brainer since we have so much wood available.  The new wood pellet heat technologies offer another way to go about using wood for heat.  Let's hear from the experts on wood heat and also from the users about their experience with it.

wood pile under snow

07/26/2013 - 4:33pm

Maine Technology InstituteOn July 24, 2013, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) announced its quarterly round of loan and grant awards, totaling $1.66 million to 27 Companies: one of the highest quarterly totals ever.

05/13/2013 - 10:31am

the Sustainable Energy Alternatives center at Southern Maine Community CollegeOn May 4, 2013 the Common Ground Learning Solutions and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) at the South Portland Campus held the Renewable En

03/05/2013 - 12:47pm

a biomass heating unit called a heat pod by Pelletco of MaineConverting large heating systems from fossil fuels to renewable fuels can present a daunting up-front expense that keeps it from looking cost-effec

02/06/2013 - 6:24pm

The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado Photo courtesy of NRELOn January 30, 2013, the US Energy Department announced the second round of

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

08/29/2012 - 4:11pm

The energy and  shelter area of the common ground country fair in Unity Maine hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationAre you looking for inspiration for your next energy reform project? O

08/01/2012 - 2:59pm

diagram of Pelletco's patented biomass energy technology cycle One Maine company to watch is Pelletco, which has developed a proprietary, biomass fuel pellet technology.

06/06/2012 - 10:23pm

wood pellets for heating homes and businessesThis time, "The County" is leading the way.

04/07/2012 - 8:20pm

You may have heard the news about two recent startups of wood pellet heating systems that were funded by grant money from the federal ARRA (stimulus program), via the Maine Forest Service's Wood to Energy Program.  The two that have announced their completion are the City of Gardiner and Waterville HIgh School, both running wood pellet boilers.