A Biomeiler extracts heat from a special biomass compost heap and is therefore also known as a “Compost Furnace”. Their function is based on the principal of composting. The original compost heating methods of Jean Pain from France have been further developed and engineered in Germany, and there are now over sixty facilities in Northern Europe using Biomeilers to provide all or most of their heating needs, including at a hotel in Northern Germany.
A biomeiler “runs” for a year to 18 months producing enough heat for a house and the water. In the warmer parts of the year there will be more heat than required and it could be stored for the winter or one might share it with neighbours to help them reduce their energy bill and CO2 footprint.
[For a more detailed article on Heiner Cuhls and the Biomeiler, see the article at the bottom of this page]
This workshop will teach you the theoretical background of compost heating and anaerobic digestion (generating bio-gas) in the first-day classroom session, and the practical building skills when we construct a working Biomeiler on the second day.
This two day workshop is scheduled for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd. Please come prepared to work on the 2nd day, as we will build a fully functioning Biomeiler.
The cost is $100 per participant ($75 for members of SBFNH), coffee and snacks included. Lunch and breakfast can be purchased extra. You can bring your tent or your camper and stay for the weekend on our farm. On Saturday evening we will have a potluck dinner.
Please make your reservation asap, because there is limited space !
If you wish to attend this workshop, please sign up using this link:Registration Link .
After you complete the sign up process, please mail your payment ( $75 for members of SBFNH, $100 for non-members) payable to Scott LeFoll, The Farm Around the Corner, 395 Route 102, Maidstone, Vermont 05905, and be sure to include your name and contact info, and how many people you are paying for, if more than one.
If you want to pay by credit card, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and indicate how many persons you wish to pay for. (There will be a small additional fee to cover credit card processing)