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Bioenergy Contributes To Forest Health, Rural Jobs Across America

On Bioenergy Day and during National Forest Products Week, we recognize the importance of using domestic biomass for a wide variety of applications: renewable energy, heating and cooling, and biobased products, to improve forest health, mitigate climate change, and create jobs in rural America. The undersigned groups, representing a wide array of interests, also recognize […]

New York Complex To Be Heated By $3 Million Biomass System

Before long, the Ray Brook State Office Complex will be heated by wood-pellet power. Construction has begun on a biomass boiler heating loop that will use that fuel to keep warm the headquarters of the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Region 5, Adirondack Park Agency and State Police Troop B. The $3 million renewable energy […]

How Cold Alaskan Communities Eat And Heat With Biomass

Alaska’s Southeast Island School District operates four bioenergy-heated greenhouses in Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Naukati Bay, and Coffman Cove. Each greenhouse provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria and surrounding communities, jobs for district students, and an opportunity for teachers to bring textbooks to life. Success stories like this form the basis of the Biomass-Heated Greenhouse […]

B.C. City’s Biomass Energy Plan Moves Forward

Nelson Hydro will hold an open house in the early fall to update the public on the progress of its plans to heat selected public buildings in Nelson using heat created by burning lumber mill waste. Fiona Galbraith, a local consultant for Nelson Hydro, says the project at full capacity would use only 15 percent […]

Alaska Communities Get A Boost For Biomass

Haines is one of just two Alaska communities to be awarded large wood-innovation grants from the U.S. Forest Service. The other is the Hydaburg School District. The Haines Borough will get $250,000 to use toward expanding a wood energy, or biomass, heating system. According to a Forest Service release, 77 applications were received nationwide with […]

Biomass Project Makes Debut At Yukon Conference

A conference opening in Whitehorse Tuesday will show off the territory’s newest biomass heating project. Biomass energy uses organic matter to heat buildings and produce power. This new biomass project uses waste wood to generate heat at a Whitehorse recycling center. “People had to drive brush and add it to the dump and they have […]

Minnesota State University Class Studies Biomass Emissions

Bruce Jones and his Automotive Engineering Technology students at Minnesota State University are used to using sensitive equipment to measure the emissions from cars, lawnmowers, diesel trucks and any other kind of motorized device. This coming school year the professor, undergraduate and graduate students will be loading equipment on trailers and traveling to Cloquet, Albany […]

Washington Company Will Design Wood Biomass Generator

A Yakima nonprofit that employs the disabled will receive nearly $100,000 in grant money to design a biomass boiler, and both forest managers and local employers stand to benefit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Wood Innovations grant to Yakima Specialties, one of two Washington state projects selected to share funding from a wood-related […]

Wood Heating Systems Gain Favor In Cold Northern U.S.

With the touch of a finger on an iPod-style screen, Eric Besenfelder can monitor and troubleshoot the shiny, wood-pellet furnace that heats Athens Elementary School in the Hudson Valley. Like the smoky, outdoor wood boilers that have proliferated in rural areas over the past 20 years, the wood furnace at Athens is housed in a […]

Paul Smith’s College, NYSERDA Partner On Wood Pellet Heating Project

Paul Smith’s College is installing a sustainable wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is one of the first uses in the state of a high-efficiency and low-emission wood pellet boiler heating system to heat multiple buildings, and one of five sites in the North Country planning to install this […]

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