American Energy Systems Inc.
Since building his first cornburning stove in 1984, Mike Haefner, founder of Countryside Corn Stoves in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has grown sales by more than 750 percent and cultivated national interest in burning corn as a home heating fuel.
Haefner says the reason that people are interested in heating with corn is because it is an environmentally sensitive and renewable fuel. "People are fascinated with the concept of burning corn, especially when they learn it helps their local farmer," said Haefner. "The environmental benefits are undeniable, but perhaps best of all, it's pocketbook friendly."
This technology for utilizing biomass fuels, such as organically fertilized corn, is making renewable energy sources a very real option for consumers looking for an inexpensive alternative to fuel oil, coal, natural gas or other fossil fuels.
A special thank you goes out to Mike and the gang from American Energy Systems for their help during the Pioneer Public Television's December pledge drive.