Burning North Idaho Energy Logs and Natural Sawdust Logs in the new 509 Optimum Stove

North Idaho Energy Logs and 509 Optimum Stove. Manufactured sawdust logs have no binders in them. With no additives or binders to hold them together, they burn very well because of the natural lignens that are formed during the process.  Because the 509 Optimum Manufactured Log Stoves was specifically designed to burn them exclusively, we can make the stove very efficient.

Logs that don’t burn well in the 509 Optimum Stove, or any stove for that matter in my opinion, are made of coffee grounds, waxed paper, or logs with waxes added. Why?  During the manufacturing process, additives are put into the sawdust to hold the sawdust together in a log shape.  The price point of the logs is high. I guess they are nice for a Christmas Eve fire but not for everyday heating.

We can actually lessen our dependence on fossil fuels by burning more biomass fuel. Soon we will be creating electricity from Biomass in countries all over the World.



Common Names for North Idaho Energy Logs: AKA Manufactured Logs

Manufactured Logs come in all sorts of shapes but they are different sizes in diameter.  2″ Round to 5″ Round with square or rounded edges. Manufactured logs average 13 inches in length. This seems to be the most popular length. Maybe you’ve heard them called Fuel logs or Eco Logs. Presto Logs or Home Fire Logs. Energy Logs or Biomass logs and Fire Logs. “Densified Firelogs” is the new EPA terminology . The EPA recently listed this as a type of fuel on their website that can burn in some stoves. The 509 Optimum www.509Stoves.com  is specifically designed to burn all these natural sawdust logs.

Manufactured sawdust bricks are becoming popular too and I think we will see an increase in the manufacturing of this type of fuel in the future.  The machines are less expensive to purchase. Less time to make the bricks.  The cost of operating the machines is less and the out put of bricks is very quick and shipping space is cut by a third for the same volume.  They are not shipping the airspace that is between round logs.

Btu’s Per Log

There is a commonality when looking at logs with no added binders.  The Btu’s per pound of the log will range from approximately 7200 BTU’s per pound to Just under 9000 BTU’s per pound. Natural sawdust logs weigh 3.5 to 8 lbs. each  You can find some information here at www.northidahoenergylogs.com and www.lignetics.com and www.homefirelogs.com and www.tokwoodfuels.com  There are many other log manufacturers, but these are just a few to give you an idea. Manufactured Wood Fuel is readily available and more manufacturers will start adding logs to their lines of biomass fuel.