Design for Sustainability
I'm a new member to the forum having just completed an introductory post. I'm interested is putting together a sustainable aquaponics system utilizing a BSF composter as one of the elements.
Living 16 miles inland from the Oregon Coast, we have fairly mild summers and winters, although the temperature does dip below freezing for a week or two at a time. The big question in my mind is not necessarily directed to this forum, although I am interested in opinions. The big question is: can I raise warm water Tilapia and high value vegetables in a greenhouse in Oregon in the winter and make a profit?
For this forum, I have a question concerning heat transfer in a BSF composter. I've read that some folks are seeing a 10 degree (F) temperature rise in their BSF composters. Has anyone ever measured the heat produced by the composter? Ideally, I'd like to know BTUs per thousand BSFL, or BTUs per pound of BSFL. Something along those lines.
If nobody has the information, then I can make the measurement once I get my BSF composter set up and running.
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