Skanden Energy’s mission is to help communities become energy independent, in a sustainable manner. We provide equipment that utilizes locally available fuel crops, wood chips and agricultural residues to produce hot water for space heating, hot water, process heat and cooling. We assist facilities in sourcing fuel, with an eye towards cost reduction, local job creation and economic stimulus, and waste elimination and minimization of landfills. We believe that different solid fuels are most appropriate for different communities and sites. When installing our equipment, we train and supervise local subcontractors, enabling them to expand their businesses and fostering the local economy.

MultiFuel Biomass Heating Systems

The Next Generation in Heating Technology

Our MultiFuel biomass boilers are fuel agnostic. They can be fueled with anything from wood to straw bales to agricultural waste. The entire system is fully automatic and all aspects of combustion are monitored to ensure a consistent 2000° gasification, 90+% efficiency, minimal emissions, and easy maintenance.

We can also assist with financing, thereby providing customers with a total ‘green’ energy solution. 


Skanden MultiFuel Biomass Heating Systems offer the following benefits:

  1. Lower and more stable fuel costs

  2. Environmentally friendly (ultra-low emissions and over 90% efficient)

  3. Easy maintenance

  4. Proven reliability (30,000 systems installed throughout the world)

  5. Energy independence

Lower and More Stable Fuel Costs

In contrast to oil prices, which can triple in a single year, biomass fuels, such as wood, fuel crops and agricultural residues, have remained stable over the last forty years. (Click here for fuel information, including a comparison of DOE EIA January 2011 fossil fuel prices and typical biomass prices.)

Environmentally Friendly

  1. Carbon Neutral  (Plants absorb carbon during their life, and release it during combustion or decomposition.  If new seeds are not planted, or if the fuel is transported large distances with the use of diesel, carbon neutrality is reduced.)

  2. Ultra-low emissions (click here to see independent lab reports)

  3. Renewable

  4. Forest-friendly (we can help you find certified sustainable yield wood)

  5. Local production minimizes the environmental impact of transportation

Easy Maintenance

The maintenance required for our boilers is similar to that of an oil or gas boiler.  Someone should check it daily. When fuel is low, new fuel should be ordered.  When the ash container is full, it should be emptied. When high ash fuels are used, the boiler tubes may need to be cleaned as often as once a month. This takes about an hour. Low ash fuels require less frequent cleaning.  A thorough one day clean out is required every summer.

Proven Reliability

Although our boilers are new to the U.S., over 30,000 have been sold throughout Europe since 1979.  Click here to learn about select installations.

Energy Independence Facts

  1. According to the DOE EIA, the US imports over 10 million barrels of oil daily.

  2. Most of our foreign oil comes from the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and UAE), Africa (Algeria, Angola, Libya and Nigeria) and South America (Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela.) The cost of protecting our interests in these countries is high.

  3. According to the DOE EIA, most building energy consumption is in the form of space and water heating. Approximately one third of all American energy consumption is heat.

  4. Maine, with a population of less than 1.3 million, spends $1 billion annually on foreign heating oil.

  5. In contrast to the US, more than 1/3 of heating in Scandinavia is fueled by biomass.

It is unnecessary to export our heating dollars. Rather than helping foreign economies, we can follow the Scandinavian model and heat with locally available waste products, fuel crops and sustainable yield wood chips. These forms of biomass are a fraction of the cost of fossil fuels. By converting to locally produced biomass heating, we can both reduce heating costs and keep our money local, creating jobs and stimulating our economy.