EcoBric - Heating to Warm Your Heart

Someone was asking about environmentally sound heating the other day. Must’ve been a bod down here, as most of you guys up north are dusting off the shorts and sunhats, in anticipation of a little Vitamin D. Anyhow, was reminded of these little numbers from Germany. Ecobrics are made by squeezing the residual sawdust from spruce tree timber making into bricquet moulds under high pressure. The resultant bricks have the almost the same energy value as brown coal equivalents, with the extra benefits of 1/3rd the water content and a fraction of the ash and sulphur emissions. And being a wood by-product they are renewable too, unlike coal (unless, of course, you care to wait around for a few million years). ::EcoBric

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