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Title: Fuel Value and Power Calculators

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2014

Author(s)Knaebe, Mark

Publication Year: 2014  View PDF »

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Category: TechLines

Abstract: The Fuel Value and Power Calculators tools can be used to compare typical unit costs of various fuels.

The Fuel Value Calculator will help you calculate how much you could afford to pay for alternative heating fuels based on your current fuel source, its cost, and estimated recoverable heating values.

The Power Calculator will help you estimate savings when considering generating electricity from woody biomass. The calculations in both worksheets are based on the energy in the fuels and their typical combustion efficiency but do not consider other costs (such as capital or maintenance costs, conversion costs, or fuel handling costs).

Both tools are within the attached Microsoft Office Excel file which contains no macros.

Keywords: software, excel, fuel, heating, latent, moisture content

File size: 56 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/27/2009

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