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Maple Syrup Production Energy Self Assessment

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Maple syrup production is a very energy intensive as it requires removing about 39 gallons of water from the sap to make one gallon of Maple Syrup. Conventionally this has been done with wood or oil fired arches. It takes about 2.7 to 3.4 gallons of fuel oil to produce one gallon of syrup using conventional methods but this can be reduced to less than 1 gallon of oil per gallon of syrup produced using pre-heaters, reverse osmosis and energy efficient combustion. The energy requirement can be reduced by 65 to 80% over conventional production methods while still maintaining the sweet delicate taste of pure maple syrup.

You will need approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete this tool, plus time needed to collect any unknown data.