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    Default VERMONT 2016 CEED Enhanced Maple Sap Preheater Program

    Good Afternoon,

    I just wanted to inform you that the Enhanced Maple Sap Preheater Program has official launched and we are now accepting applications into the program. To give you a few details about the program:

    • $9,000 incentive for enhanced maple sap preheaters
    • 18 spots available that are first come, first served
    • Applicants will fill out application, get approval, then can install equipment
    • Must be in legacy CVPS territory (VERMONT)
    • Program ends 12/31/16
    • Wood-fired evaporators are not eligible

    More information and applications are available at http://www.ensave.com/agricultural/v...er-program-vt/ or by emailing jessicaf@ensave.com

    Jessica Frank
    Program Manager
    EnSave, Inc.
    65 Millet St., Suite 105
    Richmond, VT 05477
    Direct: (802) 434-1838
    Toll Free: (800) 732-1399
    Fax: (802) 434-7011
    jessicaf@ensave.com
    www.ensave.com
    Last edited by DrTimPerkins; 02-22-2016 at 03:11 PM.
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    wood fired evaporators matter!
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    2017 Program Announcement:

    EnSave, Inc. and Green Mountain Power are teaming up to offer an exciting opportunity for Vermont maple sugaring operations in select parts of Vermont. We are offering up to a $7,500 incentive* for the installation of enhanced maple sap preheaters to help maple syrup producers save on heating costs, upgrade their operations, and increase production.
    • Must be in legacy CVPS territory in Vermont
    • Equipment must be installed by 12/31/17
    • Up to $7,500 incentive for oil or propane fired units*
    • Up to $5,000 incentive for wood fired units*
    o *not to exceed 100% of the project cost

    For more information and application materials, visit http://www.ensave.com/agricultural/c...eater-program/
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    Note that the GMP/Ensave Program is still ongoing and they are looking for additional participants. More information at: http://www.ensave.com/agricultural/c...eater-program/
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    Why is this only available to former CVPS customers?
    William
    900 taps plus 900 purchased sap
    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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    When I hired EnSave to do a energy audit of my maple operation they came back with a 25.2 year pay back for a steam away and "did not recommend" the installation due to the long pay back period. Maybe its because I am in NY?
    Brian Ryther
    Mill Hollow Maple
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    boiling from 9000 taps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ryther View Post
    When I hired EnSave to do a energy audit of my maple operation they came back with a 25.2 year pay back for a steam away and "did not recommend" the installation due to the long pay back period. Maybe its because I am in NY?
    Brian,
    I might ask to see Ensave calculations. Here is my calculations on my steamaway (todays price). 3x 10 oil evaporator. 80 gph evaporation, evaporation with 6 x 10 enhanced steam away, 142gph. 2017 boiling time on burner, 66.5 hrs. Boiling time without steam away. 66.5 x 1.75 = 116.4 hours. Difference in oil usage, 49.9 hrs x 7 gph = an additional 346.5 gal of oil x $2.40 per gallon = $831. 2017 enhanced steam away with early order discount, $8,958.00 payback $8,958.00 divided by $831.00 = 10.69 years. I would not want to boil without mine.

    Joe
    2004- 470 taps on gravity and buckets
    2006- 590 taps on gravity and buckets 300 gph RO
    2009- 845 taps on vacuum no buckets, 600 gph RO
    2010- 925 taps on vacuum new 2 stage vacuum pump
    2014- 3045 taps on vacuum, new 1200 gph RO
    2015- 3104 taps on vacuum
    2017- 3213 taps on vacuum
    3' x 10' oil fired evaporator with steamaway

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    steam away.jpg Todays price for a steam away is $15k.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJ View Post
    Brian,
    I might ask to see Ensave calculations. Here is my calculations on my steamaway (todays price). 3x 10 oil evaporator. 80 gph evaporation, evaporation with 6 x 10 enhanced steam away, 142gph. 2017 boiling time on burner, 66.5 hrs. Boiling time without steam away. 66.5 x 1.75 = 116.4 hours. Difference in oil usage, 49.9 hrs x 7 gph = an additional 346.5 gal of oil x $2.40 per gallon = $831. 2017 enhanced steam away with early order discount, $8,958.00 payback $8,958.00 divided by $831.00 = 10.69 years. I would not want to boil without mine.

    Joe
    Brian Ryther
    Mill Hollow Maple
    6,000 taps of my own
    boiling from 9000 taps
    3 Liquid Ring Vac Pumps
    5x14 Leader Vortex Evap
    Lapierre 2000 RO
    http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x3/brianryther/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ryther View Post
    Attachment 16458 Todays price for a steam away is $15k.
    I don't understand how a steamaway is only going to save 2.4 cord of wood if you are boiling from 9000 taps.
    William
    900 taps plus 900 purchased sap
    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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    Brian,

    Just out of curiosity, how many gallons of syrup did you make this season and how much wood did you use.

    Joe
    2004- 470 taps on gravity and buckets
    2006- 590 taps on gravity and buckets 300 gph RO
    2009- 845 taps on vacuum no buckets, 600 gph RO
    2010- 925 taps on vacuum new 2 stage vacuum pump
    2014- 3045 taps on vacuum, new 1200 gph RO
    2015- 3104 taps on vacuum
    2017- 3213 taps on vacuum
    3' x 10' oil fired evaporator with steamaway

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