Measures and Measurement

Energy Unit        Equivalent

1 BTU of energy        1 match tip

  • 250 calories (International Steam Table)
  • 0.25 kilocalories (food calories)

1,000 BTU of energy        2 5-ounce glasses of wine

  • 250 kilocalories (food calories)
  • 0.8 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

1 million BTU of energy        90 pounds of coal

  • 120 pounds of oven-dried hardwood
  • 8 gallons of motor gasoline


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