Wood Gasification Systems
Main Building Wood Gasification System (Installed 2009)
- Wood Gun E500 pressurized wood boiler (on left). Manufactured in Pennsylvania. Rated at 500,000 BTU/hr.
- Garn 3200 non-pressurized wood furnace (on right). Manufactured in St. Anthony, MN. Rated at 500,000 BTU/hr.
- System designed and installed by Jerry Lilyard, Sun Energy, and KMI (Brainerd, MN). Covers 100% of winter heating needs.
- $350,000 investment, funded by DEED grant (state of MN) and the Deep Portage Foundation.
- Burns through 85 cords of wood in a typical winter. Savings over old propane system: $35,000 average per year, depending on price of commodities.
Fire in Wood Gun Boiler & Wood Gun 4000 Gallon Storage Tank.
Interpretive Center Wood Gasification System (Installed 2011)
- Froling FHG Turbo pressurized wood boiler. Manufactured in Austria. Rated at 170,000 BTU/hr.
- Installed by Jerry Lilyard, Sun Energy (Brainerd, MN).
- $42,000 Investment, funded by the Deep Portage Foundation.
Great Hall & Dining Hall Fireplace Inserts
- Two Regency Classic I3100 Fireplace Inserts, manufactured in the Canada and Installed by Wilkining Fireplace (Walker, MN).
- Each unit is rated at 75,000 BTU and produces a burn that is 75% efficient.
- $10,000 investment, funded by the Deep Portage Foundation.